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 Hatches.Hatchway (Lieutenant Jack). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hatchet.
 
[Greek axin, Latin ascia, Italian accetta, French hachette, our hatchet and axe.)   1
   To bury the hatchet. (See BURY.)   2
   To throw the hatchet. To tell false-hoods. In allusion to an ancient game where hatchets were thrown at a mark, like quoits. It means the same as drawing the long-bow (q.v.).   3
 


 Hatches.Hatchway (Lieutenant Jack). 

 
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