snottie


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snottie

(ˈsnɒtɪ)
n
a midshipman
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Even the likes of Dorty Jimmy and his cohort of snotties and grungies took note, as the key to the telly-on-legs-cupboardthingy was opened and the hall began to fill with the rest of the school.
At the time, Mr Eaton was a midshipman - known in that day as a 'snotty.' Mr Ward said: "It was in fact because of Nelson that all midshipmen from that day - and even now - are known as 'snotties'.
For example, readers are introduced to the walia ibex, a goat that makes its home only on the remotest pinnacles of the Ethiopian highlands, and cave dwellers known as snotties, dripping mucuslike structures formed from huge communities of bacteria.