Definitions

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  • adj. Not sailorlike.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sailorlike

Examples

  • "Aye, aye, all aboard," was the response from Fritz's friend the deck hand, who, with only a red flannel shirt on and a pair of check trousers -- very unsailorlike in appearance altogether -- stood in the bows.

    Fritz and Eric The Brother Crusoes

  • So we hurried up, and as Oswald came out of the cabin he heard strange voices, and his heart leaped up like the persons who "behold a rainbow in the sky," for one of the voices was the voice of that inferior and unsailorlike coast-guard from Longbeach, who had gone out of his way to be disagreeable to Oswald and his brothers and sisters on at least two occasions.

    New Treasure Seekers

  • So we hurried up, and as Oswald came out of the cabin he heard strange voices, and his heart leaped up like the persons who "behold a rainbow in the sky," for one of the voices was the voice of that inferior and unsailorlike coastguard from Longbeach, who had gone out of his way to be disagreeable to Oswald and his brothers and sisters on at least two occasions.

    New Treasure Seekers or, The Bastable Children in Search of a Fortune

  • It was not Karl Ericksen this time, whose word he would have implicitly taken, but Bill Moody, one of the worst of the crew, and who, it may be remembered, had already evinced an unsailorlike spirit by his insubordination on an occasion when the pluck and endurance of everyone required to be tested.

    The Wreck of the Nancy Bell Cast Away on Kerguelen Land

  • "It's the fust time I ever recomembers ez how an unsailorlike act like thet ever did good to airy a soul!"

    The Island Treasure

  • Ella expressed her surprise once or twice during the day, both at the somewhat abrupt manner in which our encampment on shore was broken up, and at Bob's sudden predilection for so unsailorlike an amusement as mountain-climbing; but I answered her carelessly, anxious not to alarm the dear little girl by acquainting her with the fact that we had unexpectedly acquired such very undesirable neighbours.

    For Treasure Bound

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