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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
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m, His album, out in January, has the typically eccentric title Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
HIS album, out in January, has a typical title - Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter.
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And, as the title of his forthcoming (we hope) new album Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying the Gunner's Daughter shows, he's lost none of that grandioseness that made him such a larger-than-life character in the first place.
The 56-year-old star, once voted sexiest man in America, dressed as a pirate for his return to Birmingham as part of his first UK tour in 15 years, a move prompted by the forthcoming release of a new album, Adam Ant Is The Blueback Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter.
The album, Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter, set for release next year, is conceptual, starring the Blueblack Hussar.
The new album, Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter, is set for release next year but there was no sign of new material at the Chelsea gig.