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Our martinet mastheading first lieutenant, who had outlived all the others save one, was promoted as commander into a sloop of war, in which he died a few months after of apoplexy in consequence of repletion.
Some of the mids who loved him were wicked enough to say that it was a punishment inflicted on him for mastheading them so often.
Jim, who had been feeling extremely uncomfortable since the talk had turned on the subject of mastheading, rose and made his escape with Bob, leaving the elders to their wine.
Biscay with a strong breeze right aft; so you ought to be duly thankful to old Saunders for mastheading you without waiting till we get there.
He has taken the law into his own hands already by mastheading me for eight hours, and now he makes a complaint to you; but I am always ready to do as you wish, and, to please you, I will make an apology. '
He has taken the law into his own hands already by mastheading me for eight hours, and now he makes a complaint to you; but
Now, sir, "said Jack," I have read them over till I know them by heart, and there is not one word of mastheading in the whole of them. "