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Lubber’s Hole

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A lazy cowardly way of doing what is appointed, or of evading duty. A seaman’s expression. Sailors call the vacant space between the head of a lower-mast and the edge of the top, the lubber’s hole, because timid boys get through this space to the top, to avoid the danger and difficulties of the “futtock shrouds.”

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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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