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[etym. uncertain, but cf. killick rock used as an anchor for a small boat in Bermuda (Ayres1933:5), Cayman (Fuller 67), Prov. (Washabaugh 1980:5); for sound change, cf. Brit. dial. North twill quill EDD] n. anchor: Throw the twilly!

Tags: nautical, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-13 02:37
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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