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Seafarer   /sˈifˌɛrər/   Listen

A man who serves as a sailor.  Synonyms: gob, Jack, Jack-tar, mariner, old salt, sea dog, seaman, tar.

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"Seafarer" Quotes from Famous Books

... hillside, and magnified into portentous proportions by one of our Promethean fogs, had nearly scared the wits out of even my trusty dog team. Quite without invitation from old man Martin, one-legged Ike had come to stay. The proximity to the fishing-grounds suited this seafarer, who shared in every particular the limpet-like characteristics of Sinbad's Old Man of ...
— Labrador Days - Tales of the Sea Toilers • Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

... to the possibilities of a failure or a misalliance of any or all of the above functions, the greater danger of a diabolical human, yet inhuman, interference, directed against the seafarer with the purpose and intention of his destruction. This last represents the greatest odds against those who go to sea during the ...
— "And they thought we wouldn't fight" • Floyd Gibbons

... to the Father, at sea and on shore, on that parting night at home by the vacant bedside, where the wife kneels in tears; round the fire, where the mother and children together pour out their supplications: or on deck, where the seafarer looks up to the stars of heaven, as the ship cleaves through the roaring midnight waters! To-morrow the sun rises upon our common life again, and we commence our daily ...
— The Virginians • William Makepeace Thackeray

... of Ecglaf, who sat at the feet of the Scyldings' lord, unbound the battle-runes. {8a} — Beowulf's quest, sturdy seafarer's, sorely galled him; ever he envied that other men should more achieve in middle-earth of fame under heaven than he himself. — "Art thou that Beowulf, Breca's rival, who emulous swam on the open sea, when for pride the pair of you proved the floods, and wantonly dared in waters ...
— Beowulf • Anonymous

... idle curiosity of the seafarer, we pulled ashore in a fine moonlight, and landed on Middle Brooks Island. A flat beach surrounded it upon all sides; and the midst was occupied by a thicket of bushes, the highest of them scarcely five feet high, in which the sea-fowl lived. Through ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... vine. I proposed that the last liquors on board should be poured out in a pagan libation before it. And then I suddenly remembered that this Liberty was still in some sense enlightening the world, or one part of the world; was a lamp for one sort of wanderer, a star of one sort of seafarer. To one persecuted people at least this land had really been an asylum; even if recent legislation (as I have said) had made them think it a lunatic asylum. They had made it so much their home that the very colour ...
— What I Saw in America • G. K. Chesterton

... Now Hoskuld's sons shall be told about. Thorliek, Hoskuld's son, had been a great seafarer, and taken service with men in lordly station when he was on his merchant voyages before he settled down as a householder, and a man of mark he was thought to be. He had also been on Viking raids, and given good account of himself by reason of his courage. Bard, Hoskuld's ...
— Laxdaela Saga - Translated from the Icelandic • Anonymous

Words linked to "Seafarer" :   bos'n, jack, roustabout, steersman, steerer, boatswain, sea lawyer, crewman, whaler, officer, lighterman, able-bodied seaman, able seaman, bo's'n, sailor, bargeman, helmsman, ship's officer, mariner, bosun, old salt, deckhand, pilot, bo'sun, bargee

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