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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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Gunner also flagged a move to have more indigenous place names in the NT to "elevate Aboriginal identity, language and history into the everyday".
Mr Gunner also met with Chinese Government officials today, including China's Assistant Minister for Commerce, Mr Tong Daochi.
The men were identified as Gunners Joseph William Rowbottom and Albert William Venus, both of the 2nd Northumbrian Brigade of the Royal Field Artillery (RFA).
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Many of those lining the streets applauded as the hearse carrying Gunner Cusack's cof-fin, which was draped with the Union Flag, arrived outside the church.
The regiment, also known as the Manchester and Liverpool Gunners, also received a framed, signed club shirt.
John Gunner, aged 60, the second farmer to fall victim, said his herd, numbering more than 100 Charolais and Sussex cows, had all been culled after one group of them exhibited signs of the disease.
Mark Waits, an M1114 gunner with the 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment.
on patrol Gunner Darren Terry (right) in Iraq A SOLDIER from Mirfield has been honoured for his service in Iraq.
Gunner's glory; untold stories of Marine machine gunners.
The aviation gunner (AG) in the back normally operates the FLIR using a hand controller, but it can be operated by the pilots as well.
When a plane lost its radar, the lead plane's gunner would provide range and bearing information to help keep the aircraft with the bad radar in position.
4 takes the gunner man to man, using a bump and run technique.