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Boom-Passenger (A)

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A convict on board ship, who was chained to the boom when made to take his daily exercise.

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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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Book (Ang.-Saxon, boc; Danish, beuke; German, buche, a beech-tree)
Book
Book
Book of Books (The)
Book of Life (The)
Books
Book-keeper
Book-keeping
Bookworm
Boom
Boom-Passenger (A)
Boon Companion (A)
Boot
Boot-jack
Boots
Boots (an instrument of torture)
Boots
Boots
Boots at an Inn
Bootless Errand
Boötes (Bo-o-tees)