steersman


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steersman

the helmsman of a vessel
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"The steersman is placed in a glazed box, that is raised about the hull of the Nautilus, and furnished with lenses."
"Behind the steersman's cage is placed a powerful electric reflector, the rays from which light up the sea for half a mile in front."
The steersman dug his paddle into the stream, and held hard with stiffened arms, his body thrown forward.
The steersman, pointing with his paddle, said, "Arsat is there.
He was too sick to be vitally interested, and, besides, he had a half feeling that it was all a dream; but he noted that the men were resting on their sweeps, while the woman and the steersman were intently watching the run of seas behind them.
It showed me, too, the face of the captain as he stood by the steersman, now on one foot, now on the other, and sometimes blowing in his hands, but still listening and looking and as steady as steel.
When morning watch came on deck could find no one except steersman. Raised outcry, and all came on deck.
Retired worn out, slept soundly, awakened by mate telling me that both man of watch and steersman missing.
"At any rate," murmured he, "if it be, so much the better, for I have made a rare acquisition." Under pretence of being fatigued, Dantes asked to take the helm; the steersman, glad to be relieved, looked at the captain, and the latter by a sign indicated that he might abandon it to his new comrade.
We went past the steersman to the taffrail, and saw the water come foaming under the stern and the bubbles go dancing and vanishing in her wake.
In the same moment, I saw the steersman of the galley lay his hand on his prisoner's shoulder, and saw that both boats were swinging round with the force of the tide, and saw that all hands on board the steamer were running forward quite frantically.
No man spoke, but the steersman held up his hand, and all softly backed water, and kept the boat straight and true before it.