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.
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.
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.
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.
The phrase copper-bottomed
, meaning genuine or trustworthy, developed following the successful use of the metal.
Aa Palestinians in Gaza will hardly wish to give up armed resistance until they receive copper-bottomed
guarantees of a normal life unmolested by Israel.
I talked about copper-bottomed
trousers but they will probably need a copper-bottomed
suit altogether" - Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair, on the eve of his departure from office, talks about his successor.
And it has to get its priorities right, such as copper-bottomed
Being copper-fastened and copper-bottomed
, the vessel was valuable salvage, Mr Fry pointed out.
MPs' pensions, it goes without saying, are absolutely copper-bottomed
And what seemed a copper-bottomed
move for Chelsea's pounds 5m rated second string stopper Robert Huth, pictured, has hit the buffers after the German international failed his medical.
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