from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A captain of a whaling-craft, or one who is in command of a whaling-station.
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Balleny, a whaling-master, with the schooner 'Eliza Scott' of one hundred and fifty-four tons, and a cutter, the 'Sabrina' of fifty-four tons, was the first to meet with success in these waters.
And so I come to the end of this tale of a very strange and calamitous voyage, brought about mainly through the obstinacy of the whaling-master of the
Upon this Captain Duck reminded him that he, being only whaling-master, had nought to do with the matter; that it was his duty to aid in making the voyage a success, but that if they failed to get any prizes in the course of a month or so, then he
The other boats were commanded by Mr. Brown, the whaling-master, Mr. Williams, the officer of marines, and Mr. Peter Russel, the second lieutenant.
Captain Duck, a regular whaling-master, William Brown.
"Ten days after doubling the Cape we fell in with a South Sea whaler -- I think her name was the _Vincent_, Captain Patrick Joy -- and on that day there came about a collision between Captain Duck and Mr. Brown, the whaling-master.