cabin boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cabin boy a young man acting as a servant on a ship
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cabin boy a boy whose duty is to wait on the officers and passengers in the cabin of a ship.
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Usage

In literature:

I says it's the cabin-boy that gets it.
"Man Overboard!" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
When he returned from London his English was probably better than the cabin-boy's will ever be, but he is a little out of practice.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
It was the mother of the black boy who lived in this cabin outside of the town.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
I was a slip of a fifteen cabin-boy on my first cruise, and then I got on to being skipper.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
While still young he was sent to sea as cabin-boy on board merchant ships.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
There were, however, two still missing, namely, the cook and the cabin boy.
"Turned Adrift" by Harry Collingwood
Half an hour afterwards his cabin-boy found him stabbed to the heart.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
As is often the case, the cabin-boy was the last left.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Well, he will find the comfort of being a cabin-boy or a foremast-man on board the fleet for the rest of his days.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843" by Various
Uncle Toby, having listened to the talk of the boys, went back into the cabin, and soon came out with his heavy overcoat and cap on.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
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In poetry:

He dines upon seamen and skippers,
And tourists his hunger assuage,
And a fresh cabin boy
Will inspire him with joy
If he's past the maturity age.
"The Rhyme Of The Chivalrous Shark" by Wallace Irwin
And woe to him whose mortal eyes
Klaboterman behold.
It is a certain sign of death!?
The cabin-boy here held his breath,
He felt his blood run cold.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - I. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Slant-eyed yellow Bornese cabin boys
knifed in Sigapore bars
paint the iron-belted barrels blood-red.
Those Indochina nights, those Indochina nights.
"Gioconda And Si-Ya-U" by Nazim Hikmet
All this, while passing to and fro,
The cabin-boy had heard;
He lingered at the door to hear,
And drank in all with greedy ear,
And pondered every word.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - II." by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The storm and night were passed, the light
To streak the east began;
The cabin-boy, picked up at sea,
Survived the wreck, and only he,
To tell of the Carmilhan.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When I was a lad I went to sea
And they made a cabin boy of me.
Yo ho, haul away, my bullies!
We'd hardly put out from the bay
When my knees sagged in and my face turned grey;
"The Endless Lure" by Harry Kemp

In news:

When a mere boy, I saw a young colored man, who had spent several years in school, sitting in a common cabin in the South, studying a French grammar.
A 70-year-old Davis man drove his silver 1996 Lexus SUV through the fence near the Boy Scout cabin at First Street and Richards Boulevard on Saturday afternoon.
Authorities say a 16-year-old boy who went missing while hunting near Rapid City was found after he made contact with a resident staying at a cabin.
Hollywood golden boy and Buffy creator Joss Whedon is on a roll as he continues to bring strong women to the screen in acclaimed horror Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers movie.
Off, Broadway To Perform "Pump Boys And Dinettes" At Cedar Cabin.
Pay no mind to the fact that the 1994 film Cabin Boy, starring Chris Elliott, received a 46 percent on Rotten Tomatoes because that's neither here nor there.
It is my pleasure to invite theater lovers in the Tri-Lakes area and beyond to beat their cabin fever and join Peter Pan , Captain Hook, Wendy, Tiger Lily, the pirates and Lost Boys for an evening in Neverland.
Stunning views of Mount St Helens drew a loyal following of cabin owners, Boy Scout campers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts to the shores of Spirit Lake.
One day my boy tried to sled at our cabin on his back and it worked so he got out his sled and he went so fast down our hill he wiped out and crashed.
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