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steersman

the helmsman of a vessel
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Retired worn out, slept soundly, awakened by mate telling me that both man of watch and steersman missing.
He was too sick to be vitally interested, and, besides, he had a half feeling that it was all a dream; but he noted that the men were resting on their sweeps, while the woman and the steersman were intently watching the run of seas behind them.
It showed me, too, the face of the captain as he stood by the steersman, now on one foot, now on the other, and sometimes blowing in his hands, but still listening and looking and as steady as steel.
The steersman dug his paddle into the stream, and held hard with stiffened arms, his body thrown forward.
The steersman, pointing with his paddle, said, "Arsat is there.
There was no better paddler, no better steersman than my brother.
The master gave us a long account of the distress of his ship; how the fire began in the steerage by the negligence of the steersman, which, on his crying out for help, was, as everybody thought, entirely put out; but they soon found that some sparks of the first fire had got into some part of the ship so difficult to come at that they could not effectually quench it; and afterwards getting in between the timbers, and within the ceiling of the ship, it proceeded into the hold, and mastered all the skill and all the application they were able to exert.
Each boat has 20 paddlers besides a drummer and a steersman.
44) More's contrast between sleeping and wakeful states reveals his ideal: A bishop who should be a vigilant pilot or steersman of his own soul and of Christ's church.
Teams consist of 4 or 5 canoers and a steersman provided by the community.
72) For example, speaking of the forms lying outside heaven, in a realm which is colorless, shapeless, and immaterial, Plato asserts that reality, "the subject of all true knowledge, [is] visible only to intelligence, the soul's steersman.
Jennifer, who has been a sighted steersman for the group since this summer, said: "Karen and I had such a fantastic time completing our 13 challenges in the past year.