- a British sailor.
- a British person.
Origin of lime-juicer
First recorded in 1855–60; so called because British sailors were required by law to drink lime juice to ward off scurvy
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Examples from the Web for lime-juicer
"I saw it done when I was second mate on a lime-juicer," Captain Ward spoke up.A Son Of The Sun
"Yes, she's a lime-juicer," he remarked, and something like a sigh escaped him.The Moving Picture Girls at Sea</p>
Laura Lee Hope
At noon we picked up a ship ahead, a lime-juicer, travelling in the same direction, under lower-topsails and one upper-topsail.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
These were rather numerous (as Nares contemptuously put it) "for a lime-juicer."The Wrecker
Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
These were rather numerous (as Nares contemptuously put it) “for a lime-juicer.”The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Word Origin and History for lime-juicer
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