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port captain

noun, Nautical.
an official in charge of the harbor activities of a seaport. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "Oh, I saw Dason's head on your beak," said the port-captain.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • But here for us it might have been that the port-captain's boat was waiting.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • As he passed the port-captain's office somebody hailed him and Marston heard him answer, "Fogonero."

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • The port-captain was roving his eye over the group of us who stood on the after-deck.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • No signals were exchanged between us and the shore, and no port-captain came on board.

  • The port-captain went into the little hutch of a cabin with a white face.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • The port-captain's boat led, and we had no choice but to follow.

    The Lost Continent C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • I will send the port-captain orders, and if you tell him when you want to sail he will let you go.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • If so, the faint light lower down came from the office of the port-captain.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • These civilities were scarcely well over, before we were boarded by the boat of the port-captain.

    The Monikins J. Fenimore Cooper

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