Specksioneer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Specksioneer The chief harpooner, who also directs in cutting up the speck, or blubber; -- so called among whalers.
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Usage

In literature:

Sylvia was still full of the specksioneer and his stories, when Hepburn came up to give her the next lesson.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. I" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Him that was th' specksioneer as made such a noise about t' place at the time of Darley's death.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. III" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Sylvia was still full of the specksioneer and his stories, when Hepburn came up to give her the next lesson.
"Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
The chief mate, Mr Todd, was also chief harpooner or specksioneer.
"Peter the Whaler" by W.H.G. Kingston
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