harpooneer


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Synonyms for harpooneer

someone who launches harpoons

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Pious harpooneers never make good voyagers--it takes the shark out of 'em; no harpooneer is worth a straw who ain't pretty sharkish.
Pious harpooneers never make good voyagers--it takes the shark out of'em; no harpooneer is worth a straw who aint pretty sharkish.
Latin from the books of the laws of England, which taken along with the context means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.
when the harpooneer took his spare through the leg;
Other notable insults in the book include those in the story of Steelkilt and Radney and in the fight between Daggoo, the huge African harpooneer, and the Spaniard.
He also hunts, traps, surveys land, and sails as a harpooneer on a whaling ship.
After a stiff pull, their harpooneer got fast, and, spear in hand, Radney sprang to the bow.
It is the captain's orders--grog for the harpooneer on a whale.
Latin from the books of the Laws of England, which taken along with the context, means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.
This improvement upon the original usage was introduced by no less a man than Stubb, in order to afford the imperilled harpooneer the strongest possible guarantee for the faithfulness and vigilance of his monkey-rope holder.
And now, ye mates, I do appoint ye three cup-bearers to my three pagan kinsmen there--yon three most honorable gentlemen and noblemen, my valiant harpooneers.
Perth the Blacksmith helps fashion it, the harpooneers temper it, and other crewmen observe -- Stubb, Fedallah, and presumably Ishmael.
Adding a certain irony to the situation is the presence of a huge pod of whales up ahead of the Pequod, causing the harpooneers to cheer and wave their weapons wildly despite their seemingly perilous situation.