But I doubt,” said the purser, “whether either they or their wearer be good enough to die.
The purser was one of the most gentlemanly and best educated men in the ship.
Let her draw stores, you find she's steward and purser, just surely poison to the chandlers.
“If we had but some food, we might fare better,” observed the purser.
Our purser happened along and gave Don a letter which I recognized as being from Mrs. Sequin.
The purser's steward's assistant in the bread and steward's room.
Snap had taken the code word sheet that time we sealed the purser in the cage.
I have no doubt the purser will be able to let you have such funds as you need.
The purser was with us, and he thought it would interest you.
On the 2nd of August the faces of the purser and his clerks were longer than usual.
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.