- n. Plural form of bosun.
“We hove over three hundred of them overboard, sir, along with both bosuns, most of the Lascar crew, and the captain, the mate, the third mate, and the first and third engineers.”
“Nancy and Sundry Buyers, the two hopeless, helpless bosuns; and, finally, the sea-lawyer, Charles Davis.”
“And there were eight boys, an 'bosuns that was bosuns, an' sail-makers an 'carpenters an' stewards an 'passengers to jam the decks.”
“For the first time I saw them all, and I could not blame the two bosuns for being afraid of them.”
“The forecastle now seemed empty, but the mate turned on the bosuns with his customary snarl.”
“Time and again, when the half-hearted suggestions of the bosuns had been of no avail, I saw one or the other of the mates leap to the rail and put the right rope in the hands of the men.”
“But what can you do when the bosuns are worse than the men?”
“How can one drive with bosuns like that and a crew like that?”
“The two bosuns are in fear of their lives with this clique, which is growing; for Steve Roberts, the ex-cowboy, and the white-slaver, Arthur”
“In addition were sailmakers, boys, bosuns, and the carpenter.”
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