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  • A man or woman leading a kitchen is called chef, much the way we call a ship's captain -- tits or no tits -- "sir."

    Gillian Clark: A Long-Awaited Answer to a Riddle

  • "The weight of the air outside is pushing the helium bubble up," the captain explained, referring to the ship's 170,000 cubic feet of gas.

    Saved by the Captain

  • Sometime in the next hour the scanner would call the ship's library computers and dump its newly acquired data, emptying its temporary memory to make room for more information.

    Doctor’s Orders

  • One veteran mariner said in a dire situation, there are certain judgment calls the ship's captain has to make.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • From makeshift beds inside the cruise-ship-turned-hospital, dozens of men, many nursing gunshot wounds and missing limbs, lay on thin mats in the ship's hull, speaking of brutal government attacks and young rebels struggling to fend them off, according to the AP.

    Turkey Plays Mediator in Libya Crisis

  • When Albert also dies, Knud Erik defies Klara by quitt ing school and joining a ship's crew.

    Going to Sea Once More

  • History as seen from a ship's deck, in a novel especially memorable for the sheer gusto of its story.

    Going to Sea Once More

  • The English ship's captain Robert Walton, in a series of letters to his sister Margaret Saville in England, describes the initial stages in his nautical journey to the North Pole (I: L1).

    Plot Summary

  • The ship's crew are true believers in their cause, with vegan fare served on board.

    Environmentalists, tuna fishers battle in the Mediterranean

  • There had not been much fanfare preceding the ship's arrival.

    Navy ship that buried bin Laden stops in Hawaii

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