boatswain would

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  • Another half-minute, and that fiend of a boatswain would have killed me. Cited from The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer, by Harry Collingwood
  • "And if you had not joined the ship, the boatswain would have had his trousers on." Cited from Mr. Midshipman Easy, by Captain Frederick Marryat
  • Tom's remarks satisfied Desmond that they ought to wait and see how the boatswain would act. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • "I wish the old fellow could understand him; the boatswain would take the shine out of him I suspect." Cited from Marmaduke Merry, by William H. G. Kingston
  • Tom and Desmond were now wishing that the boatswain would come up, in order that they might learn in what direction they were to steer. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The boatswain would pipe for my diversion, and the sailor-boy would climb the dangerous mast for my sport. Cited from The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, Vol. 3: Books for Children, by Lamb
  • Perhaps the next time old Growles or the boatswain would come alone, or they might send some one else; or, should my friends be searching the ship, I might make them hear me. Cited from Dick Cheveley, 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
  • On Sundays, under the tropic sun or in the ash-colored light of the northern heavens, the boatswain would read the Bible. Cited from Mare Nostrum (Our Sea), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Yes, Miss Skeat would come, and the boatswain would provide them both with tarpaulins and sou'-westers, and they would go on deck for a few minutes. Cited from Doctor Claudius, A True Story, by F. Marion Crawford
  • The boatswain would have remonstrated, but Duff ordered him on peremptorily. Cited from Ralph Granger's Fortunes, by William Perry Brown
  • He knew that Roylance was close at hand, that he had but to speak and the old boatswain would come to him, while the men were scattered here and there; but all the same it was terribly lonely. Cited from Syd Belton, by George Manville Fenn
  • His boatswain would go in the same capacity as before; and he shipped, as gunner, one who had served for some years in a king's ship in that rank, and was well acquainted with the working of ordnance. Cited from By Right of Conquest, by G. A. Henty
  • Jack did not think it necessary to interfere, though he suspected that had they not been on duty the boatswain would have used the word "midshipman" in lieu of "powder-monkey." Cited from The Three Lieutenants, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The prize was only a second-rate groom with plated buttons, who was waving cheery farewells to him with a dingy top hat; but the boatswain would have sooner had it than a silver tea-service. Cited from Many Cargoes, by W.W. Jacobs
  • At the command of the admiral, the boatswain would sound his whistle in front of Holworthy Hall, the building where the Seniors then, as now, resided, and the student sailors, issuing forth, would form in procession, and march to the place of meeting, there to await further orders. Cited from A Collection of College Words and Customs, by Benjamin Homer Hall