How to use Boatswain in a sentence

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  • The old boatswain was left alone, but he had plenty to do.

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  • It was around 1808 that Lord Byron wrote his famous epitaph in honor of his Newfoundland, Boatswain.

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  • They were responsible to the ship 's boatswain for the supervision of the seamen in their everyday duties about the ship and practical seamanship.

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  • The smallest species, commonly known in English as the long-tailed or Buffon's generally likened to the marlinespike that is identified with the boatswain's position; but perhaps the authoritative character assumed by both bird and officer originally suggested the name.

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  • They also have boatswain 's pipes worn on a silver chain around their necks.

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  • They were responsible to the ship's boatswain for the supervision of the seamen in their everyday duties about the ship and practical seamanship.

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