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madmouth commented on the word hen frigate
whereon they give pecking orders? oh ho ho*shame*
May 11, 2009
chained_bear commented on the word hen frigate
Also, at least later in time, a ship captained by a woman: Hen Frigates: Passion and Peril, Nineteenth-Century Women at Sea, by Joan Druett. (A book I tried to read once without success.)
September 8, 2008
bilby commented on the word hen frigate
"... a sea phrase, originally applied to a ship, the captain of which had his wife on board, supposed to command him."- Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.