copper-bottomed


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copper-bottomed

adj
reliable, esp financially reliable
[from the former practice of coating the bottoms of ships with copper to prevent the timbers rotting]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.copper-bottomed - having a bottom of copper or sheathed with copper; "copper-bottomed pots"; "a copper-bottomed ship"
bottomed - having a bottom of a specified character
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copper-bottomed

[ˌkɒpəˈbɒtəmd] ADJcon fondo de cobre (fig) → totalmente fiable, de máxima seguridad
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A whole fleet of copper-bottomed barques, as strong in rib and planking, as well-found in gear, as ever was sent upon the seas, manned by hardy crews and commanded by young masters, was engaged in that now long defunct trade.
It was the Glister, a smart little brig, almost a toy brig in fact, copper-bottomed, lines like a dolphin, a sea-cutter and a wind-eater.
The good ships Law and Equity, those teak-built, copper-bottomed, iron- fastened, brazen-faced, and not by any means fast-sailing clippers are laid up in ordinary.
So there I sat (we were still at port) and learnt what had originally fired my host's ambition to possess what he was pleased to call a "real, genuine, twin-screw, double-funnelled, copper-bottomed Old Master"; it was to "go one better" than some rival legislator of pictorial proclivities.
I can't guarantee a film star as your dinner companion, but the real celebrity here is on the plate; a copper-bottomed classic.
I find it impossible to believe they would go ahead without some pretty copper-bottomed promises.
To make a claim for a food, the EFSA requires copper-bottomed research.
Only a couple of years ago these huge chains seemed as copper-bottomed as the pre-credit crunch banks.
That the songs on it have weathered so evenly is testament not only to their copper-bottomed quality but also the warmth with which they are recalled, and sung, by fans.
The constituency The Easington constituency in east County Durham has been in existence since 1950 and is cast-iron, copper-bottomed Labour, one of the very safest Labour seats in England.
What emerges is a man of unshakeable faith and conviction - his arguments against nuclear weapons are copper-bottomed - despite the attacks of the right-wing press and a set of personal tragedies.
Matt Draper said: "We are seeking copper-bottomed guarantees that the Voyager scheme will continue in its present form and that the auto-enrolment scheme won't become the pension scheme of choice by default.