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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.

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  • The admiral, raised a grass-comber,

    Has rendered the term a misnomer.

    The furrows he plows

    Part white at the bows

    And close up astern the old roamer.

    September 19, 2014