from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mercantile agent who transacts the business for a ship when in port, as procuring cargo, etc., or who is engaged in buying and selling ships.
  • n. A broker who procures insurance on ships.


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  • Albert is the novel's moral compass, and in his trials as a captain and, later, a wealthy ship-broker, he must navigate between the barbarism that reigns on the open water and the demands of his conscience.

    Going to Sea Once More

  • One of his uncles was a ship-broker of good standing, with a large connection among English ships; other relatives of his dealt in ships 'stores, owned sail-lofts, sold chains and anchors, were master-stevedores, calkers, shipwrights.

    A Personal Record

  • We had all been standing until then, but at this invitation to disclosure the ship-broker motioned us to sit down, he himself turning the stool which the clerk had just vacated.

    Ravensdene Court

  • I had no doubt whatever that Miss Raven and myself were in the hands of the two men who had bought the _Blanchflower_ from Jallanby, the ship-broker of Hull.

    Ravensdene Court

  • The ship-broker started a little as he glanced at the card and realized Scarterfield's calling.

    Ravensdene Court

  • "They sailed precisely three weeks ago next Monday," answered the ship-broker, "and the name of the vessel is the _Blanchflower_."

    Ravensdene Court

  • So that afternoon, after seeing the ship-broker again, and making certain arrangements with him in case he heard anything of the

    Ravensdene Court

  • "Mr. Middlebrook," he continued, "is aware that I bought this yawl from a ship-broker in Hull, for a special purpose --"

    Ravensdene Court

  • "Well, it so happened that I'd just the very thing they seemed to want," continued the ship-broker.

    Ravensdene Court

  • Father outdoor clerk of some ship-broker in Rotterdam; mother dead.

    An Outcast Of The Islands


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