from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An officer of the custom-house who boards ships on their arrival in port in order to examine their papers and to prevent smuggling.
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The boarding-officer turned and ordered all the male prisoners to separate themselves from the ladies.
The boarding-officer clambered over the bulwarks of the "Drake," and, veteran naval officer as he was, started in amazement at the scene of bloodshed before him.
Perry responded in the same words with which he had answered the boarding-officer.
_Saratoga's_ boarding-officer passed along the deck of the _Confiance_ he accidentally ran against a lock-string of one of her starboard guns, [Footnote: A sufficient commentary, by the way, on James 'assertion that the guns of the _Confiance_ had to be fired by matches, as the gun-locks did not fit!] and it went off.
He hoped to escape observation, but the Confederate boarding-officer had been a classmate of his, and spotted him at once.
Confederate waited, as the light wind from the south bore the stranger towards them; their patience, too, was rewarded, for at 6 A.M., a boarding-officer stepped on board the ship John S. Parks, of Hallowall,
The master of this vessel informed the boarding-officer that a United States man-of-war, supposed to be the
Ireland, and this was their general rule of conduct; -- they would forcibly board our vessels, and the boarding-officer, who was commonly
A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed. Late A Surgeon On Board An American Privateer, Who Was Captured At Sea By The British, In May, Eighteen Hundred And Thirteen, And Was Confined First, At Melville Island, Halifax, Then At Chatham, In England ... And Last, At Dartmoor Prison. Interspersed With Observations, Anecdotes And Remarks, Tending To Illustrate The Moral And Political Characters Of Three Nations. To Which Is Added, A Correct Engraving Of Dartmoor Prison, Representing The Massacre Of American Prisoners, Written By Himself.
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