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cold-iron

cold-iron v. (of a ship) to receive electricity, heat, water, and other utilities from shoreside. Editorial Note: The noun “cold iron” refers to a ship that cannot or does not operate under its own power, as seen in the 1956 and 1963...

put a nickel in someone

put a nickel in someone  v. phr.— «She has complained about inhumane and unesthetic working conditions (“It’s as if I were a machine and they just put a nickel in me”).» —“A Triumph Thank Goodness” by Tom...