"marine" Definition

  1. or MARINE RECRUIT, an empty bottle. This expression having once been used in the presence of an officer of marines, he was at first inclined to take it as an insult, until some one adroitly appeased his wrath by remarking that no offence could be meant, as all that it could possibly imply was, “one who had done his duty, and was ready to do it again.”

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Position in the dictionary: 2129 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: mark, market-horse, marketeer, marplot, marriage lines, marrow, marrow-bones, marrowskying., marry, martingale
Previous words in the dictionary: mare’s nest, marchioness, marbles, mang, mandozy, manablins, man-handle, man in the moon, man a-hanging, malley

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