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  • n. Plural form of shipmate.


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  • There were few left who even knew him by the name his shipmates had given him for his monkeylike propensity to swing through the sheets and lines.

    Aching for Always

  • Particularly galling to his shipmates was the fact that not one of his minor nicks was debilitating nor resulted in one lost day of duty.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • One of my shipmates was the sole occupant of a spar, and he aided me in my attempt to grasp it, and together we floated about the great sea for several days, without a thing to eat or to drink, until I lost consciousness, and knew no more until I opened my eyes, and saw the vilest looking savages standing about me.

    The Wonder Island Boys: Treasures of the Island

  • Akers said the award shows respect from his fellow shipmates, which is an important part of the Cal Maritime education.

    Sierra Sun - Top Stories

  • _Nonsuch_ was of a character to defy description; men rushed, yelling, hither and thither in the darkness, colliding with each other and screaming under the impression that the convulsive embrace of their shipmates was the encircling grip of the unknown monster, heavy blows resounded here and there upon the deck, as though a giant cable was threshing the planking, causing the ship to quiver from stem to stern, the two men actually caught in the coils of the creature were shrieking horribly as they clung with tenacious grip to the rail over which they were being inexorably dragged; and over all rose the voice of Dyer calling for more lanterns.

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • "Now, fellows," said Frank Merriwell, as he faced his four "shipmates" in the cabin of his yacht, _White Wings_, which was riding at anchor in the harbor at Green's Landing, "I have called you together for a council of war."

    Frank Merriwell's Cruise

  • I know Clarisse, and if you'd heard some of the shit my so-called 'shipmates' pulled when US ships were still stopping there, you'd puke.

    Dlisted - Be Very Afraid

  • "shipmates," in good times and in bad, for nearly a decade.

    Parrot & Co.

  • Pale is the color of the day, and shipmates keep excusing themselves in the middle of conversions and rudely running away.

    Richard Bangs: Mind Sex with Strangers

  • Before an audience of several hundred, he saluted his lost shipmates and recited the eulogy he had delivered on a 1998 trip to the waters above his sunken ship off Guadalcanal:

    The Things They Buried


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