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  • He did not look sailor-like, as did Henry, the training-ship boy; and yet I felt at once that he was a sailor, and an able one.

    CHAPTER IX

  • For He Yong, allegedly China's first punk (debuting in '89), the legacy that he left was actually his dress code: a white and blue striped T-Shirt, sailor-like, coupled with a synthetic-looking red scarf originally seen on the necks of schoolchildren who were Young Pioneers (for school kids, this is the first time they pledge allegiance to the Communist Party).

    Alice Xin Liu: Beijing Rock Scene Is Inspired by Western Hipster Chic Rather Than the Search for a Deeper Soul

  • My language has been described as unlady-like at best and drunken sailor-like at worst.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • When the men saw the action they, sailor-like, lost all control of themselves, and rushed upon him, intending to stone him; but he, perceiving what was coming, ran to an altar, where taking refuge he escaped unhurt, and they were parted.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • I have mentioned his abruptness, as well as his sailor-like heartiness, but they never came into such strong relief as at the Datu

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • Kirke, falling into his old sailor-like way at the door.

    No Name

  • Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailor-like but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The boys, with sailor-like promptness, obeyed; two of them caught up the trunk, the third took a valise, and a fourth a basket; and all proceeded toward Tom Jones 'house.

    Bond and Free: A Tale of the South

  • Then would come conjecture as to whither he might be bound, and sailor-like reflections upon his rig, qualities of sailing, and the judgment of the skipper in the selection of his course.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas

  • The Alaska trip was the first test of their sailor-like qualities.

    The Boy Scouts on the Yukon

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