Post-captain

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Post-captain A captain of a war vessel whose name appeared, or was “posted,” in the seniority list of the British navy, as distinguished from a commander whose name was not so posted. The term was also used in the United States navy; but no such commission as post-captain was ever recognized in either service, and the term has fallen into disuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Post-captain pōst′-kap′tān a captain in the British navy, so called in contradistinction to a commander because his name was 'posted' in the seniority list.
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Quotations

  • Charles Baudelaire
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    “The man who says his evening prayer is a captain posting his sentinels. He can sleep.”

Usage

In literature:

He was not able to pursue, not being in position to leave his post beside the captain.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
For this exploit, Decatur was promoted to the rank of post captain, there being no intermediate grade.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
The Adventures of a Post Captain.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
The lieutenants take their posts when the first sergeant has reported and draw saber with the captain.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Captain Clarke stood near Thaine's post, and as the soldiers rushed forward, Lieutenant Alford halted beside him.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
I dare not call either Chris or the captain away from their posts.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The Captain enters, takes post, and gives all commands.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
The captain would not quit his post without orders, and his wife would not leave him.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
However, yesterday Captain Mitchell relieved Captain Grinton in command of the post.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
His old Uncle Sol was sobbing like a child, and not knowing what else to do, he went post-haste for Captain Cuttle.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
For a moment Captain Stone devoted himself only to the distribution of his men, posting them at all the windows and doors.
"Officer 666" by Barton W. Currie
Under him Cartier was persuaded to take the post of Captain-General.
"Old Quebec" by Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
His commission of post-captain, bears date from 1825.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
This gentleman was nearly allied to the earl of Northumberland, by whom he was elevated to the post of captain of the gentlemen pensioners.
"Guy Fawkes" by Thomas Lathbury
The captain had gone to the 'Corner,' this being post-day, and he expected some letters from the Montreal friends in whom he believed.
"Cedar Creek" by Elizabeth Hely Walshe
Captain Pratt posted his forces.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
In this instance, however, notice had been given to make ready, and every captain was at his post to receive and return the signals.
"A Morning's Walk from London to Kew" by Richard Phillips
Zebede commanded our post, Lieutenant Bretonville occupied the house opposite with another squad, and Captain Florentin went somewhere else.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
But Captain Williams, the commandant of the post, occupies two of our rooms, and his wife is a gentle little body.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
Your captain I have posted in a similar situation.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
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In poetry:

The Captain spoke, "pray whot is you?
It whistl't summut loike a mon;
It surely coom fro' th' pickit post
O' Gen'ral Ludd's approachin' host.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
A captain, fit to lead the force in battle,
Was posted there, where now he was to serve.
The old lieutenant's service was rewarded -
He was retired and placed on the reserve!
"The Lieutenant" by Konstantin Simonov
Then the scene that followed was awful to behold,
As the captain hurried to the bridge like a hero bold;
And the seamen rushed manfully to their posts,
While many of the passengers with fear looked as pale as ghosts.
"The Wreck of the Steamer 'Mohegan'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Last Post 15 Aug 2012 06:44 PM by Captain Quantum.
Ibrahimovic says Gerrard should leave Liverpool Posted: Nov 14, 2012 England captain Steven Gerrard prepares to join the Three Lions' 100-cap club ag.
Mike Greenlar / The Post-Standard Rick Martinez of Auburn portrays Captain Jack Sparrow with his haunted pirate ship on is front lawn on Perrine Street.
Post on "Green Lantern," above, and "Captain America" has pushed vfx houses to the limit.
According to the New York Post, the New York Yankees captain sends his one-night stands away with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia.
Marvel Posts 'Captain America's' Last Scene, Teases ' Avengers ' (Video).
Posts Tagged 'Captain Richard Baker .
The Comets ' co-captain was a force in the second half of the season, posting eight goals and seven assists.
Greg Crockett has assumed the role of captain at Kentucky State Police Post 6 in Dry Ridge.
Sato extends Hiroshima's lead Posted: Dec 12, 2012 Sanfrecce Hiroshima captain Sato is at it again, scoring his second goal of the.
Yankees captain laughs off Post's 'Derek Eater ' photo.
Derek Jeter busted a gut over The Post's back page last week that appeared to show the Yankees captain having put on a few pounds.
There was plenty of buzz Wednesday after Marcel 's posted the receipt for a $32,800 bill (including a $10,000 tip) on its Facebook page with a note reading "a very good night for our Captains".
Lauren Long/The Post-Standard Chad Fortune pilots Captain America in March.
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