by the board
Fallen out of use, discarded. This expression usually is put as go by the board, as in With all the crime around here, the practice of leaving the house unlocked has gone by the board. The board here is the board of a ship, and the expression has been used since about 1630 to signify something that has fallen overboard and been carried away. [Mid-1800s]
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Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.
Chérif was arrested in Paris in January 2005 as he was about to board a plane to Damascus along with a man named Thamer Bouchnak.
Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.
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The Spaniards captured two schooners, having on board 22 officers and 30 men, all of whom were hanged or sent to the mines.
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.
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All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
The patache was never seen again, and there is not much doubt that it was lost with all hands on board.