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  • noun Alternative spelling of seadog.


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  • And it was only John Barleycorn that made possible that long afternoon with the old sea-dog.

    Chapter 10 2010

  • But I know Mr. Pike now -- the stubborn, wonderful old sea-dog.

    CHAPTER XX 2010

  • When, in that first Kydd novel, a crusty old sea-dog tells our protagonist: "I can see a fine future for you in the King's service—mark my words," we are duly warned, almost threatened, that we're in for a long voyage.

    At Journey's End, a Ship of the Line Steve Donoghue 2011

  • Von had been in the army, and Dad was an old sea-dog, and they were both stern disciplinarians; only the two girls had no mother, and neither had I, and they were two men after all.

    Chapter 5 2010

  • A corrective to that is supplied by Tuck's eye-popping turn as a boy who regrets asking "What happens when sailors die?" of a salty old sea-dog.

    Penny Dreadfuls 2010

  • Sniffing the keen salt air like a young sea-dog, he stripped and plunged into the breakers, and dived, and rolled, and tossed about the foam with stalwart arms, till he heard himself hailed from off the shore, and looking up, saw standing on the top of the rampart the tall figure of his cousin Eustace.

    Westward Ho! 2007

  • Ah! thou hast the palabras, and the knee, and the cap, and the quip, and the innuendo, and the true town fashion of it all — no old tarry-breeks of a sea-dog, like thy dad!

    Westward Ho! 2007

  • And if John Hawkins did as much for a Spanish fleet in time of peace, there is more than one old sea-dog in Appledore who will do as much for a single ship in time of war, if he can find even an iron pot to burn powder withal.

    Westward Ho! 2007

  • But her destiny in the rough hands of the old sea-dog, acting under unreasoning impulses of the heart, took a strange and to her a terrible shape.

    Almayer's Folly 2006

  • Meanwhile, the adventures of Tintin, the boy reporter, a Belgian and eventually international institution since the 1920s, featured as a recurring character Captain Haddock, an alcoholic and irascible but good-hearted old sea-dog. PATAPOUFS! ANTHROPOPHAGES! 2004


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  • a meteor seen on the horizon before or after sunset, viewed by sailors as a sure portent of bad weather.

    June 20, 2009

  • See also seadog.

    July 7, 2009