TITLE

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

AUTHOR(S)
Longo, Mark S.
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Sea Power;Mar2004, Vol. 47 Issue 3, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents phrases in the English language that are derived from naval history. Origin of the phrase, all sewn up, from the practice of wrapping a sailor's dead body in an old sail canvas; Descent of the expression, the devil to pay, from the great wooden sailing ships; Source of the words, to the bitter end, from the vertical posts used to secure ropes onboard ships called bitts.
ACCESSION #
12657042

 

Related Articles

  • Teaching and Learning Idioms in English (Theoretical and Practical Considerations). TăRCăOANU, Mihaela CĂtĂlina // Scientific Journal of Humanistic Studies;Oct2012, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p220 

    Traditionally, teaching and learning idioms was a neglected topic, but it is very challenging and enlightening and this is why I have chosen to treat it in my paper, in which I will focus on the theoretical and practical parameters that should be taken into consideration when English idioms are...

  • Lexis,wordform and complementation pattern. Hunston, Susan // Functions of Language;Feb2003, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p31 

    This paper examines the comparative frequency of two complementation patterns (that-clause and wh-clause) with the different wordforms of twenty-six verb lemmas. It is found that in the majority of cases the patterns co-occur differentially with the different word forms. In particular, the...

  • Intralinguistic analysis of medical research papers and abstracts. Méndez-Cendón, Beatriz; López-Arroyo, Belén // Terminology;2003, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p247 

    Studies related to ESP genres have been carried out lately focusing on different levels of analysis, such as internal ordering, lexico-grammatical patterns or terminology. However, there are not many studies combining different levels of analysis so as to observe how information is rendered in...

  • Glagoli premikanja v frazemih slovenskega knjižnega jezika. Savelieva, Elena // Slovene Linguistic Studies /Slovenski Jezik;2009, Issue 7, p115 

    The paper treats phrasemes containing verbs of motion and analyzes them from a thematic view-point. It attempts to answer the question as to what notions are thematicized by the phrasemes of this type, as well as the relationship between the meaning of the elements (in this case, verbs of...

  • Ants in Your Pants and Bees in Your Bonnets. Bowen, Sherry // Appleseeds;Feb2011, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p31 

    The article provides information on the use of idioms and phrases. It informs that an idiom is a group of words whose meaning together is different from the individual meaning of the words. It further informs about some idioms which includes "clothes fit like a glove," "kept his shirt on," and...

  • Towards a Dynamic Account of Phraseological Meaning: Creative Variation in Headlines and Conversational Humour. Feyaerts, Kurt // International Journal of English Studies;2006, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p57 

    The present paper adopts a cognitive linguistic point of view from which it advocates a nonparticularist perspective on the semantics of fixed expressions. It is shown, accordingly, that the semantic structure of fixed expressions can be analysed in terms of the various cognitive mechanisms of...

  • UNIDADES FRASEOLÓGICAS DE ESTRUCTURA VERBO + OBJETO DIRECTO DEL ÁMBITO SEMÁNTICO 'HABLAR' EN EL ESPAÑOL POPULAR E INFORMAL DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE. PROPUESTA DE UNA TAXONOMÍA SINTÁCTICO-SEMÁNTICA (PRIMERA PARTE). E., Mauricio Fuenzalida // Onomázein;2007, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p53 

    This study presents a description and taxonomy of a precise type of UF, syntactic as well as semantic (verbal function, with structure verb + direct object, two lexematic units distributed in such functions, and related to the semantic field 'decir' or 'hablar'). Their diverse types are...

  • DDR-PHRASEOLOGIE ODER PARTEIJARGON? EINE FALLSTUDIE AM BEISPIEL VON GOODBYE, LENIN! Gautier, Laurent // Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Philologia;2009, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p249 

    East-German phraseology or communist party jargon? A case study in the film Goodbye, Lenin! This paper proposes a phraseological approach to Wolfgang Becker's successful film Goodbye, Lenin! It aims at showing that most of the stylistic features which are usually considered to be typical of the...

  • SINTAKSINIAI SUDÄ–TINIŲ JŪREIVYSTÄ–S TERMINŲ MODELIAI. Drukteinis, Albinas // Res Humanitariae;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p234 

    The article addresses a field of terms that was given little research, i.e. maritime terms. Compound maritime terms are analyzed in the article. Grammatical pattern method was chosen for the analysis of such terms, as syntactic relations of the elements and their realization forms are very...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics