boatswain

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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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'At once a cook, and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig.'
Just wait till I get through with it." He ends with a nautical song or two and pipes on a bo'sun's whistle.
An elaborate, gold-painted filigree with images of Disney graces the bow while astern, a 15-foot statue of Goofy hangs upside down in the bo'sun's chair, "painting" the ship's name.
(15.) "Sims' Chief Bo'sun for an Alliance Too: British Heard from Man before the Mast at That Guildhall Love Fest," New York Times, 19 December 1910, p.
He was a bo'sun in the Merchant Navy sailing the world, but admits the best sight was coming home to the Tees.
THE ignominious departure of the RFA Lyme Bay from the Tyne to the Clyde would be more palatable were it to be sailed by Brigand Blair and Bo'sun Brown, both of whom to remain in Scotland.
His dad and brother also travelled with him to Melbourne, and one of them was bo'sun on the ship.
1, J Close and Son, Fishwick Casanova; 2, Bollin Valley Partnership, Southfield Accord; 3, PH Pitchford, Ccormiston Bo'sun
His father and brother also travelled with him to Melbourne, and one of them was bo'sun on the ship.
These were applied by bo'suns (boatswains - junior officers) to keep crews in order.