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landlubber (LAND-lub-uhr) noun

A person unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship.

"In February 1946, when Bombay, that super-epic motion picture of a city, was transformed overnight into a motionless tableau by the great naval and landlubber strikes, when ships did not sail, steel was not milled, textile looms neither warped nor woofed, and in the movie studios there was neither turnover nor cut ... " Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh, The World & I, 1 May 1996.

This week's theme: nautical words.

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