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master mariner

master (def 11). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In that crisis he was bold enough to presume on his identity as a master mariner.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • "An' my name be William Trigget, master mariner," he concluded.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • The master mariner carried a pair of stout oak sticks with basket-work guards under his arm.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Kingswell and the master mariner returned to the darkness without.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Though, as he said, the roaring-bull 74 style of master mariner was almost extinct, I could not help thinking him singular.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden
  • Everybody 110 knew him––a dog, a high-liner, truly a master mariner.

    The Seiners James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  • The master mariner's face was ghastly above his bushy whiskers.

    Brothers of Peril Theodore Goodridge Roberts
  • Presently the soldier said: "Shall we sail to-morrow, master mariner?"

    The Grey Cloak Harold MacGrath
  • This man used words as a master mariner would use compass and astrolabe.

  • For such gibbering lunacy as this the master mariner had no fit reply.

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