first mate


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first mate

an officer second in command to the captain of a merchant ship
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I saw Strickland was thinking of it, so I said to him: 'I've given her good wages and she's saved them, and the captains and the first mates she's known have given her a little something now and then.
"But we're here, ain't we?" the first mate demanded.
Captain Davenport glanced questioningly at his first mate, and that person merely shrugged his shoulders in token of his helplessness.
The Pyrenees shipped two heavy seas as she was swung off and put once more before it, and the first mate expressed a desire to have all that water down in the hold, if only it could be introduced without taking off the hatches.
Captain Davenport compromised on a point and a half, and then went aloft, accompanied by McCoy and the first mate, to keep a lookout for land.
The first mate glanced at his own figures, and said in a low voice:
And the first mate saw, and McCoy saw, and the crew saw, what he had seen.
Captain Davenport and the first mate, revolvers in hand, were advancing to the break of the poop, when McCoy, who had climbed on top of the cabin, began to speak.
On the second day after the wounding of Black Michael, Clayton came on deck just in time to see the limp body of one of the crew being carried below by four of his fellows while the first mate, a heavy belaying pin in his hand, stood glowering at the little party of sullen sailors.
First mate Mark McGorrin, who is from Peterhead, began his career in the port before working his way up the ranks on various ships.
It's as if the first Mate X doesn't have enough screen estate yet, folded or not.
Female remating levels increased with time elapsed since the initial mating, regardless of whether the first mate was a wild or sterile male.