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harbor master

an official who supervises operations in a harbor area and administers its rules.
Origin of harbor master
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Rastignac had contacted the harbor-master and made arrangements for workmen to unload his cargo of wine.

    Rastignac the Devil Philip Jos Farmer
  • The harbor-master puffed out his purple cheeks to an amazing size.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • "Ain't got none for sale ner hire, just now," the harbor-master replied.

    The Happy Venture Edith Ballinger Price
  • "The salaries have very much increased," said the harbor-master.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1 Armando Palacio Valds
  • No, 'cept that the pier bein' swept away they're to run down the lamp that the harbor-master has stuck up on a pole.

  • The harbor-master was to be allowed to fall a prey to the device of the plotters.

  • The harbor-master came to me, saying: Remain until morning by the prince.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • And what of the harbor-master when the 'Ben-my-Chree' was taken away from her moorings?

    The Deemster Hall Caine
  • The harbor-master is to be decoyed away to the carol-singing and the hunting of the wren?

  • "Nary widder," said the harbor-master, chewing tobacco reflectively.

    The Happy Venture Edith Ballinger Price

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