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beachcomber

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Originally a seaman who, not prepared to work, preferred to exist by hanging around ports and harbours and existing on the charity of others. It then became more generally accepted to...

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beachcomber

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Originally a seaman who, not prepared to work, preferred to exist by hanging around ports and harbours and existing on the charity of others. It then became more generally accepted to...

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Beachcombers and Destitutes

Patricia Lim.

in Forgotten Souls

January 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 1184 words.

This chapter discusses briefly the beachcombers and the destitutes, who were considered a class of underdog in Hong Kong. It also discusses the most talked-of pauper known to be buried in...

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Beachcombers in New England

Nancy Shoemaker.

in Native American Whalemen and the World

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7415 words.

This chapter discusses the racial ambiguities further complicated by the arrival and intermarriage of foreigners into the native communities of New England through whaling channels. In many...

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Beachcomber

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The pseudonym attached to a column of fantastic and surreal humour published in the Daily Express: it was coined in 1919 by journalist and author Bevan Lewis (1891–1969), who bequeathed ...

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Beachcomber

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 146 words.

The pseudonym of the British humorist J.B. Morton (1893–1975). He inherited the name from his predecessors in 1924

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Beachcomber

Edited by Nigel Rees.

in Brewer's Famous Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 4 words.

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beachcomber

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 106 words.

dormer, former, korma, Norma, performer, pro-forma, stormer, transformer, trauma, warmer • sixth-former • barnstormer • aroma, carcinoma,

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Beachcomber

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

see J. B. Morton

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Beachcomber

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. 6 words.

see J. B. Morton

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Beachcomber

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 6 words.

see J. B. Morton

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beachcomber

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 106 words.

dormer, former, korma, Norma, performer, pro-forma, stormer, transformer, trauma, warmer • sixth-former • barnstormer • aroma, carcinoma,

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‘Beachcomber’

Edited by Dinah Birch.

in The Oxford Companion to English Literature

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 73 words.

The pseudonym attached to a column of fantastic and surreal humour published in the Daily Express: it was coined in ...

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beachcomber

Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 89 words.

originally a seaman who, not prepared to work, preferred to exist by hanging around ports and harbours and existing on

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beachcomber

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 51 words.

noun (also beacher) historical a person working a goldmining claim on a West Coast blacksand beach. beachcombing noun [specific

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Native American Beachcombers in the Pacific

Nancy Shoemaker.

in Native American Whalemen and the World

April 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7124 words.

This chapter explores the transition from colonized to colonizer in the world of Native American beachcombers. Beachcombers, typically runaway sailors or convicts who chose to live on a...

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beachcomber n.

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 220 words.

1 an idler.

1887 H. Caine Deemster I 227: You idiot waistrel, why d'ye stand prating there? I'll pay you,

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Morton, John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael [pseud. Beachcomber] (1893–1979), humorous journalist

Richard Ingrams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1079 words.

Morton, John Cameron Andrieu Bingham Michael [pseud. Beachcomber] (1893–1979), humorous journalist, was born on 7 June 1893 at Park Lodge, Mitcham Road, Tooting, London, the only child of...

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J. B. Morton

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).

(1893–1979) British humorist and biographer

The Barber of Putney (1919) FictionA Diet of Thistles [as ‘Beachcomber’] (1938) FictionThe Tibetan Venus [as ‘Beachcomber’] (1951)...

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Morton, J. B. (1893–1979)

Michael Cox and Christopher Riches.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 38 words.

The Barber of Putney (1919) Fiction A Diet of Thistles [as ‘Beachcomber’] (1938) Fiction The Tibetan

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Morton, J. B. (1893–1979)

Christopher Riches and Michael Cox.

in A Dictionary of Writers and their Works

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 45 words.

The Barber of Putney (1919) Fiction

A Diet of Thistles [as ‘Beachcomber’] (1938) Fiction

The Tibetan Venus...

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