Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The senior grade in the navigating branch of the British navy.

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Examples

  • I had already put my cap on when the staff-captain entered the room.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • The Ossetes surrounded me clamorously and demanded tips; but the staff-captain shouted so menacingly at them that they dispersed in a moment.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • I asked the staff-captain, seizing him by the arm, and involuntarily rejoicing.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • In the first place, this is not a novel, but a collection of travelling-notes, and, consequently, I cannot make the staff-captain tell the story sooner than he actually proceeded to tell it.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • “Look, there is Krestov!” said the staff-captain, when we had descended into the Chertov Valley, as he pointed out a hill covered with a shroud of snow.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Maksim Maksimych had become the obstinate, cantankerous staff-captain!

    A Hero of Our Time

  • “Of course, from their point of view,” said the staff-captain, “he was perfectly right.”

    A Hero of Our Time

  • The staff-captain hurriedly sipped a cup of tea, refused a second, and went off again outside the gate — not without a certain amount of disquietude.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • Upon the mountain a grey cloud was hanging, and its cold breath threatened the approach of a storm; but in the east everything was so clear and golden that we — that is, the staff-captain and I — forgot all about the cloud ...

    A Hero of Our Time

  • I said to the staff-captain, indicating our dirty hosts, who were silently gazing at us in a kind of torpor.

    A Hero of Our Time

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