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Her diminutive size is well suited to being the coxswain.
  the person in charge of a boat (small ship) — such as a boat used in rowing competition
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  • Her diminutive size is well suited to being the coxswain.
  • He is the coxswain at Harvard.
  • Benjamin Pump was invariably the coxswain and net caster of Richard’s boat...
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • And the coxswain, Israel Hands, was a careful, wily, old, experienced seaman who could be trusted at a pinch with almost anything.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island

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  • Gisela’s teenage daughters were flirting with Trina Cox’s teenage sons, who were frankly pretty fine.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • In the 1880s, a few years before lynching became the standard response to interracial romance and a century before Walter and Karen Kelly began their affair, Tony Pace, an African American man, and Mary Cox, a white woman, fell in love in Alabama.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • His close friend, the lawyer Cox Sproule, was a different matter.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • The gig was already lowered, and in it were four oarsmen and a coxswain.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The longboat’s coxswain took the tiller; his four companions leaned into their oars; the moorings were cast off and we pulled clear.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Wonder if he’s going to make me his coxswain.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd

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  • At this time we were in the road of Bengal, where, going on shore with the supercargo one day, in the evening, as I was preparing to go on board, one of the men came to me, and told me, I need not trouble myself to come to the boat, for that the cockswain and others had ordered him not to carry me on board any more.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The archway from the ante-room was crowded with punkah-pullers, sweepers, police peons, the coxswain and crew of the harbour steam-launch, all craning their necks and almost climbing on each other’s backs.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Benjamin Pump was invariably the coxswain and net caster of Richard’s boat, unless the sheriff saw fit to preside in person: and, on the present occasion, Billy Kirby, and a youth of about half his strength, were assigned to the oars.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • At all events, the Lord High Admiral couldn’t command a yawl with dignity, if he consulted the cockswain every time he wished to go ashore.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • Is that you, cox’n?
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • Shall I have a cox-comb of frieze?
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • I made my way up the aisle, wedging myself three to a seat beside Jane Todd and Guylinda Cox, already dozing.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Mort Janklow built a law firm from scratch in the 1960s, then put together one of the very earliest cable television franchises and sold it for a fortune to Cox Broadcasting.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Coxes were wondering last night whether she would get into any great family.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • As he was now it would be like Wally Cox taking on Boom Boom Mancini.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He said, just now, before he went out, he should send word to Cox to distrain, if Fowler didn’t come and pay up his arrears this week.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • The homesteads here were old and productive ones—the Andreasons, the Olsens, the McCullys, the Coxes; oxen had been used to cultivate their fields, descendants of the oxen brought to San Piedro in the old, log-skidding days.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Cox and Greenwood; but the Major being in Madras at the time, had no particular call for coals.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • I voted for Cox, I voted for Al Smith, and I voted for Roosevelt.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Surely you can handle this one simple task, Ms. Cox.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • All to myself, or is it Box and Cox?
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Pardies and rendered into English by John Harris D. D. London, printed for R. Knaplock at the Bifhop’s Head, MDCCXI, with dedicatory epiftle to his worthy friend Charles Cox, efquire, Member of Parliament for the burgh of Southwark and having ink calligraphed statement on the flyleaf certifying that the book was the property of Michael Gallagher, dated this 10th day of May 1822 and requefting the perfon who should find it, if the book should be loft or go aftray, to reftore it to…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Hence it is often changed, not only to /Cook/, but to /Cox/, /Koke/ or even /Cockey/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Cox’ my passion! give me your hand:—how does your drum?
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • First Mate Cox had told her about it, probably hoping to frighten her because he was that sort of person.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Pafko throws smartly to Cox.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Casimir, level three, finks out and betrays Charlie and Cox in his cell, Baker above him, and Donald, Dan, and Dick in subcell—which isolates Egbert, Edward, and Elmer.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Mr. Carey asked if Philip had behaved properly; and Mrs. Carey remarked that Mrs. Wigram had a new mantle, Mr. Cox was not in church, and somebody thought that Miss Phillips was engaged.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • A subsequent investigation by Cox News Service reporters Elliot Jaspin and Scott Montgomery found that the USDA does not inform the public when contaminated meat is recalled from fast food restaurants.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • As she lay dying, her worst curses were not for the men who had raped her, nor the monster who devoured her living flesh, but for Ser Quincy Cox, who barred his gates when the outlaws entered the town and sat safe behind stone walls as his people screamed and died.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • "He’s no common man, Barbecue," said the coxswain to me.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Cox peers out from under his cap and snaps the ball sidearm to Robinson.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • First Mate Cox said he’d seen grown men do it.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • "Oh, I know’d Dick was square," returned the voice of the coxswain, Israel Hands.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • He sees Cox bang a shot past third.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • It had not been a happy voyage after First Mate Cox had come aboard.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • "Well, I don’t say no, do I?" growled the coxswain.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • She remembered First Mate Cox shooting at monkeys with his pistol when they had moored in that river mouth in the Sea of Ceramis.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • "John," cries the coxswain, "you’re a man!"
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • Ermintrude did not know if this was true, but when she’d looked into First Mate Cox’s eyes, she’d seen something much worse than any monkey could be.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • The navy coxswain was still exerting himself, cursing and ramming the throttle back and forth, to free the landing craft from the reef.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • The younger of Trina Cox’s two boys approached me.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Cox was charming when sober and brilliant when drunk.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Six rowers sat on the thwarts, and the coxswain took the tiller.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • How did you think the Coxes looked?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
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