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Sailor boy   /sˈeɪlər bɔɪ/   Listen
Sailor boy

noun
1.
A serviceman in the navy.  Synonyms: bluejacket, navy man, sailor.






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"Sailor boy" Quotes from Famous Books



... from his joyless village life to the still worse life of a sailor boy. He went on board a wretched little vessel, to stand by the rudder while the skipper drank. Filthy and disgusting the poor boy looked; starving and benumbed with cold he was. One would have thought, from his appearance, that he never had been ...
— The Sand-Hills of Jutland • Hans Christian Andersen

... navigate the Serpentine, Yeo ho, my lads, ahoy! With clockwork, sails, or spirits of wine, Yeo-ho, my lads, ahoy! I did respeckfully decline, So I was left in port to pine, Which wasn't azactually the line Of a rollicking Sailor Boy, Yeo-ho! ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, May 24, 1890 • Various

... meekly obeyed. How strangely the weather had changed her! Even her enemies—and she had many—would have said there was some good in her after all, if they had seen her with a tear trickling down her ruddy cheek as she thought of her sailor boy. ...
— The Story of the Rock • R.M. Ballantyne

... kid any more to chase cats and dogs through the court-house square, and flip on the interurbans, but a grown woman, and you've got to begin acting like one. And you've got to begin right now. Just look at your shoes; look at that hat! What kind of clothes is that sailor boy's suit you're wearing? You've got to dress like a decent white girl that's had some bringing-up, and you've got to—you've got—" Amzi coughed as though afraid of the intended conclusion of his ...
— Otherwise Phyllis • Meredith Nicholson

... was a runaway sailor boy. He was on the Peacock when it was wrecked years ago near the mouth of the Columbia River. He lived for years in the Rocky Mountains, and was the first man to report to the United States government ...
— The Great Salt Lake Trail • Colonel Henry Inman



Words linked to "Sailor boy" :   navy man, military man, serviceman, bluejacket, submariner, military personnel, seal, man, coastguardsman, striker, Navy SEAL



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