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gunner's daughter

obsolete A cannon or other such armament used on a naval vessel, to which seamen were bound so as to receive lashings during corporal punishment. (Usually used with the verbs marry, kiss, or hug + the.) I was forced to marry the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter

kiss the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up kissing the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, kiss

marry the gunner's daughter

obsolete naval Of a seaman, to be bound to a cannon or other such armament and flogged or lashed as corporal punishment. The first mate ended up marrying the gunner's daughter for attempting to bring about a mutiny on the ship.
See also: daughter, marry

gunner

n. an earnest student. (Collegiate.) The gunners in my algebra class always get the As.
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The Gunners were subjected to an 8-2 mauling at the hands of the Red Devils two seasons back and their last win at home of the Champions dates back to 2006 where Emmanuel Adebayor scored the winner for the Gunners.
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The win on Wednesday, which came courtesy of Sebastien Squillaci's first-half header, moved the Gunners to within one point of Barclays Premier League leaders Manchester United.
One person delighted to be back was Gunner Shaun Saunders, from Boldon Colliery, South Tyneside.
Gunner Zak Cusack, aged 20, of 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, was flown to RAF Lyneham, Wiltshire before passing through Wootton Basset as part of a cortege with two other soliders killed in recent days.
Gunners played a fluent and pacey game to stun Ahly, thanks to a first-half goal from striker Norman Maroto.
Cannonballs are regularly found off Redcar, as it was common for fishermen to tow out a barrel on a raft to an area which became known as 'Cannon Ball Alley' so the gunners could practise.
The HMMWV's GRS was first fielded without the swivel design, causing gunners to get tangled.
Ely Social & Sports beat the Gunners 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out after extra-time to win the Premier Division Cup at Taffs Wells.
The regiment, also known as the Manchester and Liverpool Gunners, also received a framed, signed club shirt.
ARSENAL had few problems when they brushed Derby aside 5-0 in their last Premier League outing at the Emirates and Roy Keane's Sunderland could be the next promoted club to find themselves on the receiving end of a thumping from the rampant Gunners at lunchtime today.
On his FA Cup baptism the Czech Republic midfielder, who joined the Gunners in a pounds 6.