Roget category 7015. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.3. Voluntary action
›› 5.3.2. Complex voluntary action
poor shot —
no conjurer, flat, muff, slow coach, looby†, lubber, swab — clod, yokel, awkward squad, blanc-bec — galoot†.
land lubber — fresh water sailor, fair weather sailor — horse marine — fish out of water, ass in lion's skin, jackdaw in peacock's feathers — quack etc. (deceiver) 548 — lord of misrule.
sloven, slattern, trapes†.
amateur, novice, greenhorn (learner) 541.
il n'a pas invente' la poudre [Fr.] —
he will never set the Thames on fire —
acierta errando [Lat.] —
aliquis in omnibus nullus in singulis [Lat.].
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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