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  • Doughty, in the working-garty in the waist, had demurred on being given an order by a bos'n's mate, Mayne by name.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The pipes of the bos'n's mates called all hands, and very soon the exercises were well under way, the sweating sailors racing up and down the rigging tailing on to ropes under the urgings of the petty officers and amid a perfect cloud of profanity from Mr Wise.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • "Hands 'bout ship!" he called, and the order was instantly underlined by the calls of the bos'n's mates and the bellowings of Mr Wise.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The pipes of the bos'n's mates twittered, long and agonizingly.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The break of the forecastle had been an inspired guess, as being adjacent to the bos'n's locker.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • In that part of his mind which never ceased attending to the ship Hornblower became conscious of the pipes of the bos'n's mate — the pipes had been shrilling one call or another all day long.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • He ran his eyes up and down the bos'n's mates as they piped his departing salute.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The exaggerated noises of the night were complicated now with the shrilling of the pipes of the bos'n's mates; down in the waist the orders were bellowed at hurrying, staggering men.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • The bos'n's smile died away, and all sat listening for the finish.

    Mr. Trunnell, Mate of the Ship "Pirate"

  • Above the tumult rose the shrill pipes of the bos'n's mates 'whistles, and the hoarse shouts of "On deck, every mother's son of you!" bawled by a leather-lunged petty officer.

    The Submarine Hunters A Story of the Naval Patrol Work in the Great War

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