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hurrah nest

[cf. nautical hurrah's nest: state of confusion that characterizes a midshipman's chest, or any untidiness on the deck of a ship DSS; DAS idem confusion, jumble c. 1830; US dial. South idem WSC; cf. OED horse nest mare's nest obs. →1639] n. a very untidy place: This room look like hurrah nest (Ragged). cf. HOG-NEST, WHORE'S NEST (Black)

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Last update: 2010-10-24 23:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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