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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]
See: Dogs
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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.
here with Bosuns Mate and said he'd do well for me.
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.
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.
Bosuns Mate finally got his act together over fences with a good win at Bangor last time and he gets the nod in the Mumm Mildmay Novices' Chase (3.
Bosuns Mate showed vast improvement to defeat a good field at Bangor last month.
Other leading fancies include the Mary Reveley-trained Robbo, who has already won four times over fences, and Nigel Twiston-Davies's Bosuns Mate, who sprang a 25-1 surprise when beating the useful Windross at Bangor a fortnight ago.