I prided myself on having a mouth like a sailor, imagined myself unshockable.
She and her sailor jitterbugged through three numbers on a floor crowded with 30 or more other couples.
One man feels resentful and betrayed “like a sailor who had come to the edge of a flat world.”
Jacob Bernstein on Bowe Bergdahl's former life as a ballet dancer, sailor, and son of an Idaho family.
Many sailor Moon story arcs, in the comics and on television, end with the sailor Senshi dying and being reborn.
"A fine job you have made of it, Mr. Spilett," cried the sailor.
Finally he disappeared, and, as it seems, embraced the profession of a sailor.
With agonized prescience the sailor knew that he was yielding.
I left the Plato at the quarantine ground, going to the sailor's Retreat.
The same as the Jollies—'er Majesty's Jollies—soldier an' sailor too.
c.1400, sailer, agent noun from sail (v.). Spelling with -o- arose 16c., probably by influence of tailor, etc., and to distinguish the meaning "seaman, mariner" from "thing that sails." It replaced much older seaman and mariner (q.q.v.). Old English also had merefara "sailor." Applied as an adjective from 1870s to clothing styles and items based on a sailor's characteristic attire.