I have come across this phrase recently. What does it mean?
"she don't keep up her lick here...".
"Why, this watch. I bought her out in Illinois--gave $150 for her--and I thought she was good. And, by George, she is good onshore, but somehow she don't keep up her lick here on the water--gets seasick may be. She skips; she runs along regular enough till half-past eleven, and then, all of a sudden, she lets down.
By the way, "her" stands here for "the watch". This is another question. How come a watch is her?