Sailor's choice


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sailor's choice (Zoöl) An excellent marine food fish (Diplodus rhomboides, syn. Lagodon rhomboides) of the Southern United States; -- called also porgy squirrel fish yellowtail, and salt-water bream.
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In literature:

And therefore my choice is not that of the sailor's in the shipwreck.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
A sailor's emphatic word for anything choice, large, fine, or powerful.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The German, Ernst, and another sailor of Macready's choice, were shortly ready to set out.
"She Buildeth Her House" by Will Comfort