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Aboard

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He fell aboard of me—met me; abused me. A ship is said to fall aboard another when, being in motion, it runs against the other.

To go aboard is to embark, to go on the board or deck.

Aboard main tack is to draw one of the lower corners of the main-sail down to the chess-tree. Figuratively, it means “to keep to the point.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Abhigit
Abhor
Abiala
Abida
Abidharma
Abigail
Abimelech
Able
Able-bodied Seaman
Aboard
Abolla
Abominate
Abomination of Desolation (The)
Abon Hassan
Abonde (Dame)
Abortive Flowers
Abou ebn Sina
Abou-Bekr
Abou Jahia
Aboulomri (in Mohammedan mythology)