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Ease Her!

A command given on a steamer to reduce speed. The next order is generally “Stop her!”—i.e. the steamboat.

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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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Earing
Earl
Earl of Mar’s Grey Breeks
Early to Bed
Earth
Earthmen (The)
Earthquakes
Earwig
Ease
Ease (Chapel of)
Ease Her!
East
East Indies
Easter
Easter-day Sun
Easter Eggs
Eat
Eat not the Brain
Eat not the Heart
Eat One’s Heart Out (To)
Eats his Head Off (The horse)