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  • Our bo'sun slipped on an orange peel and fell into the hold below,

    The Cruise of the Calabar

  • The computer, surrogate bo'sun, piped the Admiral onto the ship.


  • The oars bent under the strain, then the vast power of the sea caught the boat's transom and it was running, suddenly free of all constraint, and the bo'sun was shouting at the men to ship oars and was leaning his full weight on the tiller behind Sharpe.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The first is Naseby is also a bo'sun and a very fine one, too.

    San Andreas

  • But, Mr McKinnon, you're a bo'sun on a merchant vessel. '

    San Andreas

  • Certainly the best bo'sun I've ever sailed with - and I've never known a bad bo'sun yet.

    San Andreas

  • A bo'sun himself on his two previous ships, he had elected to sail on the San Andreas simply because of the mutual regard that he and McKinnon shared.

    San Andreas

  • For'ard of the conning-tower three men were crouched around the deck-gun which, as far as the bo'sun could judge at that distance, was pointed directly at them.

    San Andreas

  • What he meant was that the all-wise bo'sun has made another blunder.

    San Andreas

  • What would they think if they knew that the gallant bo'sun, in his anxiety to get at a U-boat, completely forgot them? '

    San Andreas


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  • nice one mate!


    June 22, 2009