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“Nancy and Sundry Buyers, the two hopeless, helpless bosuns; and, finally, the sea-lawyer, Charles Davis.”
“He should have been a land-lawyer, not a sea-lawyer.”
“In such manner John Lewis, commonly known as the "sea-lawyer," settled the matter out of hand.”
“The sea-lawyer looked at the other in amazement ere he answered:”
“How are they to know?" the sea-lawyer asked in answer to Bub's previous question.”
“As the sea-lawyer had said, the evidence was all against him.”
“And if you go to shoutin 'off your sea-lawyer mouth," Mr. Pike continued, "I'll jerk you out of that and show you what real work is.”
“Mr. Pike turned, with a final "Damned sea-lawyer!" and started along the deck.”
“And let me tell you, Davis, you ain't the first sea-lawyer”
“John Lewis, the ship's "sea-lawyer," predicts they — the 23-men on the ship — will be picked up by a Russian patrol and hauled off to Siberia for poaching in Russian waters even though they are innocent.”
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I'm wading through Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels one by one, and someday, I'll wade through them again and list all the words I learned while reading them.
Edit: I started ma...
I found several pages of words in an old notebook. By the looks of it, they were words I learnt some time ago (and subsequently wrote down) from books by Patrick O'Brian and China Mieville, two aut...
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