Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mercantile agent who transacts the business for a ship when in port, as procuring cargo, etc., or who is engaged in buying and selling ships.
- n. A broker who procures insurance on ships.
“Albert is the novel's moral compass, and in his trials as a captain and, later, a wealthy ship-broker, he must navigate between the barbarism that reigns on the open water and the demands of his conscience.”
“One of his uncles was a ship-broker of good standing, with a large connection among English ships; other relatives of his dealt in ships 'stores, owned sail-lofts, sold chains and anchors, were master-stevedores, calkers, shipwrights.”
“We had all been standing until then, but at this invitation to disclosure the ship-broker motioned us to sit down, he himself turning the stool which the clerk had just vacated.”
“I had no doubt whatever that Miss Raven and myself were in the hands of the two men who had bought the _Blanchflower_ from Jallanby, the ship-broker of Hull.”
“The ship-broker started a little as he glanced at the card and realized Scarterfield's calling.”
“They sailed precisely three weeks ago next Monday," answered the ship-broker, "and the name of the vessel is the _Blanchflower_.”
“So that afternoon, after seeing the ship-broker again, and making certain arrangements with him in case he heard anything of the”
“Mr. Middlebrook," he continued, "is aware that I bought this yawl from a ship-broker in Hull, for a special purpose --”
“Well, it so happened that I'd just the very thing they seemed to want," continued the ship-broker.”
“Father outdoor clerk of some ship-broker in Rotterdam; mother dead.”
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