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  • Every man who has been three months at sea knows how to “work Tom Cox’s traverse”—“three turns round the long-boat, and a pull at the scuttled-butt.

    Chapter XII. Life at Monterey

  • Every man who has been three months at sea knows how to "work Tom Cox's traverse" - "three turns round the long-boat, and a pull at the scuttled-butt."

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

  • Each of these jobs must be finished before breakfast; and in the mean time the rest of the crew filled the scuttled-butt, and the cook scraped his kids (wooden tubs out of which sailors eat), and polished the hoops, and placed them before the galley to await inspection.

    Two Years Before the Mast

  • Every man who has been three months at sea knows how to "work Tom Cox's traverse" -- "three turns round the long-boat, and a pull at the scuttled-butt."

    Two Years Before the Mast

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