Failure to be verified may either mean that this information is fabricated, or is merely beyond our resources to confirm. We have archived here the disputed information, the verification discussion, and any documentation gathered so far, pending further evidence.
Do not re-add this information to the article without also submitting proof that it meets Wiktionary's criteria for inclusion. See also Wiktionary:Previously deleted entries.
I am going through the Category:Classic 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue and attempting to verify all of the terms in it. Those I cannot find in use, I am bringing here. I have cited Adam Tiler (although most of the quotations involve people not knowing what it means), but I can't find any uses of (or for;) this, in the "drunkard" sense. It seems to be a real naval rank, though — we may need an entry for narrow seas. — Beobach 20:34, 21 November 2010 (UTC)