But I doubt,” said the purser, “whether either they or their wearer be good enough to die.
He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.
Let her draw stores, you find she's steward and purser, just surely poison to the chandlers.
The purser had come to the bridge, and now approached Cornish.
Our purser happened along and gave Don a letter which I recognized as being from Mrs. Sequin.
The purser said that the dragon's name was Mrs. Scrivener-Yapling, with a hyphen.
Snap had taken the code word sheet that time we sealed the purser in the cage.
The purser's room was well forward on the Atlantic steamship.
The purser was with us, and he thought it would interest you.
When the purser was at liberty, the steward explained to him the difficulty which had arisen.
mid-15c., "treasurer," especially "caretaker of accounts and provisions on a ship," originally also "maker of purses" (late 15c.), agent noun from Middle English purse (see purse (n.)). From late 13c. as a surname.