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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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CONCLUSION: The penny has dropped with Bosuns Mate and he could outstay them, but in an open race, Connor Macleod may represent some value.
Bosuns Mate, is concerned that the drying ground may put too much emphasis on speed.
Cathy Twiston-Davies, wife of winning trainer Nigel, said: "Bosuns Mate's had his problems this season, but we felt he was right today and he's proved it.
Johnson said: "It looks quite a tough race at Chepstow, with both Bosuns Mate and Winston Run being decent hurdlers.
Bosuns Mate has already shown his liking for Cheltenham-he won very well here in December-and, though his jumping is still a bit novicey, he too is available at a generous double-figure price.
In the ladies' open, for which there are 27 entries, evergreen Balisteros, a winner of 26 point-to-points and four hunter chases, has Bosuns Mate and Supreme Citizen to beat.
The official flagbreak was carried out by members of the Royal Naval Recognised 1st Barry Sea Scout Group, to the piping of bosuns calls with the hoisting of the Red Ensign to the flagpole yardarm.
His Vanormix is certainly the class act of the 'Bosuns' Memorial Novices' Hurdle.
At Exeter, chaos reigned at the second fence of the featured five-runner Dean and Dyball Handicap Chase when the first three in the betting crashed out leaving the prize at the mercy of Bosuns Mate who defeated fellow outsider Influence Pedler.
Chaos reigned at the second fence of the featured five-runner Dean and Dyball Handicap Chase at Exeter yesterday when the first three in the betting crashed out leaving the prize at the mercy of Bosuns Mate who defeated fellow outsider Influence Pedler.
The overseas raiders are led by top-weight is Bosuns Mate, a stablemate of Mister Morose, who is joined by the much-improved Gingembre, Martin Pipe's Moondigua and Honey Mount.