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shevek commented on the word drabogue
Just listened to Fortune of War on my road trip to Wisconsin. I laughed for about a minute at that line.
August 8, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word drabogue
"'Was the lady unsuitable? So many sailors take the strangest trollops to wife. Even drabogues.'"--O'Brian, The Fortune of War, 224A Guide for the Perplexed, here, defines this as an Irish term for slut or whore.
March 31, 2008
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