court-martialed and hanged for accidently killing a ship’s officer. [Am. Lit.: Herman Melville Billy Budd]
courtmartialed and unjustly hanged as mutineer and murderer. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
friendly sailor; held in warm affection by crew. [Am. Lit.: Billy Budd]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.