Finally a matelot advanced—a common sailor—a man before the mast.
We do not know whether, in peculiar cases, a matelot became his camarade's heir.
No excuse was allowed; and if illness prevented the man elected taking the office, his matelot, or companion, took his place.
The Buccaneers went in pairs, every hunter having his camerade or matelot (sailor), as well as his engags.
I prove to you I am not; but a good, sound, safe, French matelot!
He had been a matelot, he said,—made a long voyage, and once touched at an English port.