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  • noun Plural form of starbowline.

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Examples

  • "all standing," as if prepared for the summons; but the first mate was a heavy sleeper, and it took me more than ten minutes to rouse him, so that when I had gained the deck again the port watch had come on duty, the "starbowlines" having gone to their bunks as soon as relieved by the fresh hands.

    On Board the Esmeralda Martin Leigh's Log - A Sea Story

  • Seven Bells in the forenoon -- that is, in shore time, from half-past nine to half-past eleven o'clock in the morning -- the starboard watch would be engaged in seamanship or gunnery instruction; while, in the afternoon their respective avocations would be reversed, the ` starbowlines 'going to their books, and the port watch occupying themselves with the other drills.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • When we got on deck, the man at the wheel struck eight bells, (four o’clock in the morning,) and “All starbowlines, ahoy!

    Chapter XXV. Rumors of War-A Spouter-Slipping for a South-Easter-A Gale

  • Between five and six—the sun was then nearly three hours high—the cry of “All starbowlines ahoy!

    Chapter V. Cape Horn-A Visit

  • A sailor can sleep anywhere—no sound of wind, water, wood or iron can keep him awake—and we were always fast asleep when three blows on the hatchway, and the unwelcome cry of “All starbowlines ahoy!

    Chapter V. Cape Horn-A Visit

  • Then, feeling of all our clothes, we picked out those which were the least wet, and put them on, so as to be ready for a call, and turned-in, covered ourselves up with blankets, and slept until three knocks on the scuttle and the dismal sound of “All starbowlines ahoy!

    Chapter XXXII. Ice Again-A Beautiful Afternoon-Cape Horn-“Land Ho!”-Heading for Home

  • The arrangement for the following night is exactly the reverse of this, the starbowlines starting with, the first dog-watch and taking the first and the evening watch; while the port watch has only the second dog-watch and the middle one, from midnight till morning.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • So things went on till midnight, when the men at the wheel were relieved, as well as the look-out forward, and the port watch came on deck; while, the starbowlines going below, Mr Mackay took the place of the second mate as the officer on duty.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • Weeks and Matthews, who was like the fifth wheel of a coach as "third mate," a very anomalous position on board-ship, mustered with the starbowlines under Mr Saunders.

    Afloat at Last A Sailor Boy's Log of his Life at Sea

  • When we got on deck, the man at the wheel struck eight bells, (four o'clock in the morning,) and "All starbowlines, ahoy!" brought the other watch up.

    Two years before the mast, and twenty-four years after: a personal narrative

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