bell captain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bell captain the supervisor of bellboys in a hotel
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
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    “Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell.”

Usage

In literature:

Captain Rounds, who was a very ingenious man, had a diving-bell constructed out of a cask, with pipes to lead the air into it.
"Peter Trawl" by W. H. G. Kingston
The Captain got up and rang his bell.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
As Captain Ogilvy had predicted, Ruby was at once engaged as an assistant blacksmith on the Bell Rock.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
The captain crossed to the fireplace and, seizing the bell-handle, gave a pull that made the kitchen resound with wild music.
"Salthaven" by W. W. Jacobs
The captain at once landed, and proceeded to the office of the agent of the firm who owned the Sea Belle.
"For Name and Fame" by G. A. Henty
With a light step, therefore, he walked to the elegant mansion of Captain Patterdale, and rang the bell at the library door.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
As soon as the lines were hauled in, the captain rang one bell, and Felipe started the engine.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
The captain yelped a great oath and yanked his bell-pulls furiously.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Captain Marsh, after one prolonged jingle of his bell emerged from his pilot-house, seized a heavy rope, and sprang ashore.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Before Louis could reach the pilot-house, he saw the captain standing at the wheel, and heard one bell in the engine-room on the gong.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
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In poetry:

Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
"O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman
And the captain from her taffrail
Sent down his hopeful cry
"Take heart! Hold on!" he shouted;
"The Three Bells shall lay by!"
"The Three Bells" by John Greenleaf Whittier
This was charming, no doubt: but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean
And that was to tingle his bell.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll
This was charming, no doubt; but they shortly found out
That the Captain they trusted so well
Had only one notion for crossing the ocean,
And that was to tingle his bell.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll

In news:

Captain Sam Nelson and crew of the Foss Maritime Company tugboat Justine Foss received the Lifesaving Award from the Seamen's Church Institute at their annual Silver Bell Dinner on June 1 in New York.
Take away the (frankly lame) 3-D and a few CGI bells and whistles, and Captain America: The First Avenger feels like the kind of movie a little tyke might've sprung 10 cents for in 1945 and caught as part of a double-feature matinee.
Captain Mark Nance says there are currently 5 people signed up as volunteers to ring bells , with 7 locations to cover.
Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis, left), Snowy, and Tintin (Jamie Bell, right) in "The Adventures of Tintin.".
Gene Jones, a Bridge City Fire Department captain, and Martin Martinez, deputy chief at the Belle Chasse volunteer fire department, both give the fryers a thumbs up.
Olympic Women's Soccer Team Captain Christie Rampone was on Wall Street on Thursday, ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange .
Olympic Women's Soccer Team Captain Christie Rampone was on Wall Street on Thursday, ringing the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Piloted by Captain Charles E "Chuck" Yeager, the rocket-powered Bell XS-1 was the first aircraft to achieve controlled, level supersonic flight.
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