as the boatswain

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  • As there was no reason to object to this they agreed to do as the boatswain wished. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • But the order did not come, and he only heard a growling sound as the boatswain said something to one of the men. Cited from Syd Belton, by George Manville Fenn
  • Mr Pullen shrugged his shoulders and said nothing, though he evidently held the same opinion as the boatswain. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • As the boatswain now approached, I asked him whether he thought it possible that any of the wretched men could have taken the dead man's foot. Cited from The Survivors of the Chancellor, by Jules Verne #9
  • "What the d -- l are you stopping for?" cried the captain as the boatswain's-mate halted. Cited from Sustained honor, by John R. Musick
  • Altogether, as the boatswain's lash did not often reach me, though he used it pretty freely among my companions, I was as happy as usual. Cited from Happy Jack, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The cook and steward (one man) got the same as the boatswain, the carpenter, and the second mate. Cited from Windjammers and Sea Tramps, by Walter Runciman
  • We had four lieutenants, the master, and the lieutenant of marines wounded, as well as the boatswain and a midshipman, though not an officer was killed. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • As the boatswain would call a name, the word would be 'Pass!' As the prisoners passed between the ranks officers and sergeants stared them in the face. Cited from Prisoners of the Revolution, by Danske Dandridge
  • As the boatswain was obeying this order, a second gun was heard, and Spike thought that the noise made by the near passage of a large shot was audible also. Cited from Jack Tier, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • As the boatswain had said, she was about half a mile distant from us, and her mizenmast was over the side, still fast to the hull by the rigging, which had not been cut away. Cited from Overdue, by Harry Collingwood
  • Once upon a time it was reported a Russian admiral, on visiting the ship to which he belonged, was much astonished when Scrofton was pointed out to him as the boatswain. Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The plan was carried out; and eager now to show that he was not so great a coward as the boatswain had suggested, Billy volunteered to throw in the burning wood. Cited from Mother Carey's Chicken, by George Manville Fenn
  • This method of communication is very significant, and it is understood as well, and is as promptly answered or obeyed, as the boatswain's whistle on board a ship. Cited from Lander's Travels, by Robert Huish
  • It was indeed Fuller whom they had beheld, but not labouring, as the boatswain had imagined, under the mere influence of superstitious fear. Cited from Wacousta (Volume III), by John Richardson
  • "Why, Strake, what are you doing?" he continued, excitedly, as the boatswain slowly sat up, uttering a groan as he lowered down his feet. Cited from Syd Belton, by George Manville Fenn
  • As soon as the boatswain came off from the islet, he and the men with him were directed to take the hands and lift the anchors, of which it will be remembered the Swash had several down. Cited from Jack Tier, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • We want eighteen or nineteen good seamen to make them respectable again; and though this Bolt is no great matter as a seaman, he can turn his hand to so many things, that he was as useful as the boatswain. Cited from The Wing-and-Wing, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • But the skipper, although startled by the sudden appearance of the mysterious vessel in the first instance, as his ejaculation on catching sight of her showed, evidently did not regard her in the same light as the boatswain and myself. Cited from The Ghost Ship, by John C. Hutcheson
  • He had come on deck with his arms akimbo to give his orders, in a voice very different from that in which he spoke when in his cabin or ashore, introducing as many expletives and adjurations as the boatswain himself could have done. Cited from Paddy Finn, by W. H. G. Kingston
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