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Synonyms for spanker

a hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand


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a fore-and-aft sail set on the aftermost lower mast (usually the mizzenmast) of a vessel

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She performed with aplomb in many Shakespeare plays, but even higher praise came for her comic role as Lady Spanker, opposite Donald Sinden, in London Assurance.
Admittedly history does not relate why her son rejoiced in the name of Spanker, and I am aware that central heating was at a premium in the 17th century.
We threw George Davis's #4 chartreuse Ice Chenille Spankers at them and they took hard at the end of the swing as the fly turned.
Stewart unmasked Spanker Johnson to the tabloids because she could not bear to read another word of his "family values" tripe in the press.
The Dutch flag was subsequently lowered from the stern spanker line to be replaced by the Omani Naval ensign while a local orchestra played the Omani national anthem.
It is clear to see why director Nicolai Foster chose Christopher Ryan for the part of Adolphous "Dolly" Spanker, a character similar to the put-upon characters he's known for in Bottom.
l SPANKER LANE, Nether Heage, Derbyshire: Named after the local Spanker Inn, it's proved a real hit withlocals
That debate has centred on the record of her having produced a filly in 1690 by her own son Spanker, an event which even in the 17th century would have been considered very close inbreeding.
Terry calls me "Spank Dizzle." I get "Spanker" a lot, "Spank Dog," "Sir Spanks-a-lot," "Spankle."
The 20-member deck crew uses electric winches to angle the 26 square sails and electric motors to furl and unfurl the square sails stored in the yardarms, plus the 11 staysails, four jibs, and one gaff-rigged spanker. On the 1902 Preussen, with no such powered devices, the deck crew numbered 60, and a crew of that size on the Royal Clipper would considerably elevate the fares.
She said: "Nicholson is a spanker but he's also a big guy who loves to talk naughty.
Cutts-Watson Roger Lloyd Pack Milkman Keith Allen British comedy takes a step back some three decades with "Preaching to the Perverted," an old-fashioned, nudge-nudge-wink-wink lark set in London's S&M club scene that plays like "Carry on Flagellating" crossed with "Confessions of a Spanker." Despite courageously classy playing by American lesbian icon Guinevere Turner, whose presence alone may give pic marginal legs at gay fests, the most profitable sales avenue for this first movie by Brit TV helmer Stuart Urban will be as spacing for post-production houses.
Look at their sorry excuse for a President: a man who cannot tell you the time of day without sounding like he's explaining why he stole your watch, a man, in other words, pathetically unequipped for the role of collective superego and number-one spanker of butts.
Inexplicably, ocean-going Dawn Porter cries: "It's about time you dealt with the spanker" as the camera cuts to Nick Hancock.
He is matched by Geraldine McNulty as the gloriously-monikered Lady Gay Spanker, hunting obsessive and marital harridan, and by Christopher Ryan as her pocketsized and put upon husband "Dolly".