1. a Nova Scotian.
|Rambles 35: I also felt a sort of quivering curiosity to see a New Brunswick ‘Blue Noser’.|
|Blow the Man Down (1959) 49: The second mate, whose name was Prettyman, was a tall, lanky, loose-jointed, squint-eyed ‘Bluenoser’ from the wilds of Nova Scotia.|
|Garland City Globe (UT) 21 Nov. 6/3: The Cushko was a ‘lime juicer’ sailing under the english fkag. The skipper was a ‘lime-juicer,’ the first mate a ‘blue noser’.|
|Yachting LV 74/2: Captain Dixon was a Nova Scotian, a ‘Bluenoser’ [Ibid.] 89/1: One of a considerable family of a ‘Bluenoser’ and a Maine woman who met and wed in California.|
|Quiet Place to Work 221: Went partners then with an old Bluenoser named Swasey, Capt John Swasey. We bought this hermaphrodite brig.|
|Nova Scotia Handball [Internet] The 1999 Bluenoser Handball Championships were held at the ‘West Point’ Racquet Club in Halifax this past weekend.|
|Sea of Slaughter 157: Our radio op, who was a Bluenoser from Lunenburg [in Nova Scotia], was so pissed off.|
2. a Nova-Scotian ship.
|On Blue-Water 178: No sailor would think of joining a ‘blue-noser’ (as a Nova-Scotian ship is called) until reduced to the last degree of destitution. [Ibid.] 206: I’ve been in a few regular scorching hot packets, both Yanks and blue-nosers, but this puts the capper on the lot.|
|Blackwood’s Mag. CCXI 443: To be shanghaied on board a Bluenoser was regarded as the hardest fate that could befall a seaman.|
3. a fanatical puritan.
|Hustling 42: A blue-noser’s battle against sexual liberation [HDAS].|
|Elizabeth Bishop 17: [...] and yet be a New Englander-herring-choker-bluenoser at the same time.|