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Marine

(2 syl.). The female Marine. Hannah Snell, of Worcester, who took part in the attack on Pondicherry. She ultimately left the service and opened a public-house in Wapping (London), but retained her male attire (born 1723).

Doubts exist respecting the fact stated above. (See Notes and Queries, Dec. 3, 1892.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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