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coxswain
used in Treasure Island

15 uses
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Definition
the person in charge of a boat (small ship) — such as a boat used in rowing competition
  • And the coxswain, Israel Hands, was a careful, wily, old, experienced seaman who could be trusted at a pinch with almost anything.
    Chapter 10 — The Voyage (33% in)
coxswain = the person in charge of a boat (small ship)
  • "He's no common man, Barbecue," said the coxswain to me.
    Chapter 10 — The Voyage (44% in)
  • "Oh, I know'd Dick was square," returned the voice of the coxswain, Israel Hands.
    Chapter 11 — What I Heard in the Apple Barrel (48% in)
  • "Well, I don't say no, do I?" growled the coxswain.
    Chapter 11 — What I Heard in the Apple Barrel (55% in)
  • "John," cries the coxswain, "you're a man!"
    Chapter 11 — What I Heard in the Apple Barrel (84% in)
  • In the meantime, the squire and the captain stayed on deck, and the latter hailed the coxswain, who was the principal man aboard.
    Chapter 16 — Narrative Continued by the Doctor: How the Ship.... (54% in)
  • One I recognized for the coxswain's, Israel Hands, that had been Flint's gunner in former days.
    Chapter 23 — The Ebb-tide Runs (32% in)
  • With these I came on deck, put down my own stock behind the rudder head and well out of the coxswain's reach, went forward to the water-breaker, and had a good deep drink of water, and then, and not till then, gave Hands the brandy.
    Chapter 25 — I Strike the Jolly Roger (50% in)
  • I should, I think, have had nothing left me to desire but for the eyes of the coxswain as they followed me derisively about the deck and the odd smile that appeared continually on his face.
    Chapter 25 — I Strike the Jolly Roger (96% in)
  • The coxswain told me how to lay the ship to; after a good many trials I succeeded, and we both sat in silence over another meal.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (2% in)
  • Now, the coxswain's hesitation seemed to be unnatural, and as for the notion of his preferring wine to brandy, I entirely disbelieved it.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (12% in)
  • The excitement of these last manoeuvres had somewhat interfered with the watch I had kept hitherto, sharply enough, upon the coxswain.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (59% in)
  • So near were we, indeed, that my head came against the coxswain's foot with a crack that made my teeth rattle.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (82% in)
  • They did not fall alone; with a choked cry, the coxswain loosed his grasp upon the shrouds and plunged head first into the water.
    Chapter 26 — Israel Hands (99% in)
  • The dirk, where it had pinned my shoulder to the mast, seemed to burn like a hot iron; yet it was not so much these real sufferings that distressed me, for these, it seemed to me, I could bear without a murmur; it was the horror I had upon my mind of falling from the cross-trees into that still green water, beside the body of the coxswain.
    Chapter 27 — "Pieces of Eight" (11% in)

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