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boatswain

, bosun, bo's'n
a petty officer on a merchant ship or a warrant officer on a warship who is responsible for the maintenance of the ship and its equipment

Boatswain

Byron’s favorite dog. [Br. Hist.: Harvey, 239]
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The men cheered, and night after bitterly cold night they sailed around pursuing the missing bosun, while continuing to smash hadrons into each other for amusement.
The first three in the betting crashed out of the featured five-runner Dean and Dyball Handicap Chase leaving the prize at the mercy of Bosuns Mate, who defeated fellow outsider Influence Pedler.
Twiston-Davies considers the Royal & SunAlliance too sharp for Bosuns Mate, who justified 2-1 favouritism by making all the running for the Trevor Salmon Novices' Hurdle, and will aim the six-year-old at the three-and-a-quarter-mile Stakis Casinos Handic ap Hurdle at the Festival.
The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Bosuns Mate overcame some sketchy jumping to score, and the victory proved to be jockey Jamie Goldstein's first winning ride since suffering a back injury in a fall at Plumpton on Easter Monday.
Nigel Twiston-Davies, who won the three-mile contest last season with Beau, has entered novice Bindaree (11st 6lb, which equates to a handicap mark of 137) and Bosuns Mate (11st 1lb, 132) in the race, which will be run on January 27.
The Lochgelly punter tipped 9-2 shot Bosuns Mate last week and now has 141/2 points, well clear of George Halbert, who was the only other scorer with Barneys Belle (4-1).
We'll run Bosuns Mate in the Haydock race-we haven't got a jockey booked for him yet.
Bosuns Mate, penalised 2lb for his win at Sandown last Saturday, was previously beaten 56 lengths into third behind Gingembre at Ayr, but Nigel Twiston-Davies is prepared to overlook that run.
Whitbread heroes Carl Llewellyn and Nigel Twiston-Davies doubled up when Bosuns Mate produced a similar front-running performance to put his recent Ayr disappointment behind him and beat Good Vibes by five lengths in the Pizza Hut Novices' Chase.
In the same race, Bosuns Mate bids to bounce back from a lacklustre effort at Ayr last time.
They are headed by Fadalko, second to Stormyfairweather in the Cathcart Chase at Cheltenham, and Bosuns Mate, just touched off by High Game over an extended three miles at Aintree last week.
Norman Williamson, earlier seen at his cheekiest on Direct Route, produced a display of raw power to complete a double on High Game, who got up in the last stride to pip Bosuns Mate in an exciting finish to the Mumm Mildmay Novices' Chase.