- skip - Brewer’s

Main-brace

.

Splice the main-brace, in sea language, means to take a draught of strong drink to keep the spirits up, and give strength for extra exertion. The main-brace is the rope by which the mainyard of a ship is set in position, and to splice it, in a literal sense, when the rope is broken or injured, is to join the two ends together again.

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

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

previous entry · index · next entry

Maid of Perth (Fair)
Maid of Saragossa
Maiden
Maiden Assize (A)
Maiden King (The)
Maiden Lane (London)
Maiden or Virgin Queen
Maiden Town
Maiden of the Mist
Maidenhair
Main-brace
Main Chance (The)
Mainote
Maintain
Maitland Club (The)
Maize
Majesty
Majesty
Majolica Ware
Majority
Make

Linking here:

Splice the Main Brace