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Bo's'n   Listen

A petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen.  Synonyms: bo'sun, boatswain, bos'n, bosun.

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... Between ourselves and death. 'Burial at sea' ... The master holds a black book at arm's length; His droning voice comes for'ard: 'This our brother ... We therefore commit his body to the deep To be turned into corruption' ... The bo's'n whispers Hoarsely behind his hand: 'Now, all together!' The hatch-cover is tilted; a mummy of sailcloth Well ballasted with iron shoots clear of the poop; Falls, like a diving gannet. The green sea closes Its burnished skin; ...
— Georgian Poetry 1920-22 • Various

Words linked to "Bo's'n" :   bosun, bos'n, seaman, tar, gob, seafarer, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, jack, sea dog

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