This work is little more than a sailor's handbook of places and distances all round the coast of the Mediterranean and its branches, and then along the outer Libyan coast as far as the Carthaginians traded.
In nautical phraseology various usages of the term are derived from its association with a sailor's leave on shore, e.g.
Dict., 1910) accepts Diez's suggestion that the word is originally a sailor's term, and is to be referred to Sp. risco, a steep rock, from Lat.
It will touch every sailor's heart to have a girl queen to fight for.
The remnant of Ewell's corps was cut off at Sailor's Creek, and when Sheridan got ahead of the Confederates while Grant furiously pressed them in the rear, surrender was inevitable (April 8).
The adventures of Odysseus were a favourite subject in ancient art, in which he may usually be recognized by his conical sailor's cap.
He is represented as a morose and grisly old man in a black sailor's cape.
His mother said to him: A sailor's life is a hard life.
A sailor's life is indeed a hard life.