Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday @ BermudaOnion What new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy’s gang to see more.

I only have one new word this week, and I think it’s a funny one. Have you heard of it?

mammy chair
(n)

Definition—a slinglike device for raising or lowering passengers to and from ships anchored away from the shore in a heavy swell

Use“He put them in a mammy chair that swung them over the side of the ship.”
~ Primalmammy chair

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That's a new one on me! Somehow I don't think I'd like being in a mammy chair at all. Thanks for participating!

Karen said...

Haven't heard of mammy chair until just now. The only new words I have for this week are from my toddler and I don't think some of them are actual words! LOL

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

That's new to me too. Thanks for the visual definition.

WordLily said...

Huh, I don't think I've heard of that one before.

Brook said...

Very interesting! I guess the only time I've viewed or read about people evacuating a ship they used row boats. Thanks for teachinig us something new today!

G said...

I forget: did I mention this one already? My brain blurs things at times. Include lachrymatory on your list someday

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