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  • noun obsolete A Dane.


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  • Captain Vere, the Pontius Pilate of this Passion, I played myself, not because I thought I was particularly suited to the role but because I could find no one else at the price; and the old Dansker, the Recording Angel, I confided to Melvyn Douglas, who had practically retired and who was by chance vacationing in Spain, where the picture was to be shot.

    An Autobiography

  • He was an old Dansker long anglicized in the service, of few words, many wrinkles and some honorable scars.

    Billy Budd

  • It was on account of that scar and the affair in which it was known that he had received it, as well as from his blue-peppered complexion, that the Dansker went among the Indomitable's crew by the name of "Board-her-in-the-smoke."

    Billy Budd

  • Yet upon one occasion, he could not forbear a little disburthening himself to the old Dansker, tempted thereto perhaps by the influence of a balmy night when the ship lay becalmed; the twain, silent for the most part, sitting together on deck, their heads propped against the bulwarks.

    Billy Budd

  • Upon hearing Billy's version, the sage Dansker seemed to divine more than he was told; and after a little meditation during which his wrinkles were pursed as into a point, quite effacing for the time that quizzing expression his face sometimes wore, "Didn't I say so, Baby Budd?"

    Billy Budd

  • However it was, the Dansker in his ascetic way rather took to Billy.

    Billy Budd

  • Years, and those experiences which befall certain shrewder men subordinated life-long to the will of superiors, all this had developed in the Dansker the pithy guarded cynicism that was his leading characteristic.

    Billy Budd

  • Making an end of his story, the Foretopman asked, "And now, Dansker, do tell me what you think of it."

    Billy Budd

  • The Dansker in fact being the originator of the name by which the Foretopman eventually became known aboard ship.

    Billy Budd

  • Mr. Dansker approves virtually every loan that goes into his book, and he knows the loan book cold.


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