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  • n. Plural form of shipmaster.

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Examples

  • Quasi-delictual, also, were the obligations of persons employed in a public calling, such as shipmasters and innkeepers, for the wrongful acts of their servants.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • These latter, however, are not restricted to those literally "shipmasters," &c., but mainly refer, in the mystical sense, to all who share in the spiritual traffic of apostate Christendom.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But of late years all shipmasters have accepted the hugging of the land all the way around.

    CHAPTER XXXVII

  • I can understand why shipmasters, with a favouring slant of wind, have left sailors, fallen overboard, to drown without heaving-to to lower a boat.

    CHAPTER XXXVII

  • But Captain Davenport refused to be comforted, and by the light of a lantern read up the chapter in his Epitome that related to the strategy of shipmasters in cyclonic storms.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • It had taken thirty minutes to wear ship, and I had learned how the best of shipmasters can lose their ships without reproach.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • Also, he said that he knew of shipmasters who had made forty voyages around the Horn and had never once had the luck to win through the straits.

    CHAPTER XXXIII

  • Neither could shipmasters be trusted with sensitive mail.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The flamboyant shipmasters of the early Salem trading vessels played a big part in early colonial New Zealand.

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  • To make doubly sure, he first forbade the skippers and shipmasters to carry the troops across, and then he visited the camp and informed the soldiers that their passage into

    Anabasis

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