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Synonyms for harpooner

someone who launches harpoons

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The liquor mounted in the heads of all of us, and the talk of Scotty and the harpooner was upon running the Easting down, gales off the Horn and pamperos off the Plate, lower topsail breezes, southerly busters, North Pacific gales, and of smashed whaleboats in the Arctic ice.
You can't swim in that ice water," said the harpooner confidentially to me.
The liquor worked its will with me; the talk of Scotty and the harpooner poured through the pent space of the Idler's cabin and through my brain like great gusts of wide, free wind; and in imagination I lived my years to come and rocked over the wild, mad, glorious world on multitudinous adventures.
The harpooner told of misadventures and secret shames.
Scotty and I flared and raged like young cockerels, until the harpooner poured another round of drinks to enable us to forgive and make up.
By this time the singing stage was reached, and I joined Scotty and the harpooner in snatches of sea songs and chanties.
It was no part of the knowledge of the lad, fourteen years old, who sat in the Idler's cabin between the harpooner and the sailor, the air rich in his nostrils with the musty smell of men's sea-gear, roaring in chorus: "Yankee ship come down de ribber--pull, my bully boys, pull
The harpooner and I drank on, grinning in a superior way to each other over Scotty's plight.
The harpooner had told me terribly wonderful things of himself.
Thus the Abraham Lincoln wanted for no means of destruction; and, what was better still she had on board Ned Land, the prince of harpooners.
We have a professional approach and therefore we don't think about it," Dag Myklebust, the captain and harpooner on the whaling ship Kato, told NRK, adding that pregnancy is a plus because it's "a sign of good health.
Harpooner said that the whale "dove differently"--likely compromised by chronic injury.
Too deep and the harpooner must rely on those on the rods to crank the gator to the surface and drive the arrowhead through that tough hide.
Chase is an experienced seaman and an ace harpooner, who was promised the post of captain on the Essex by the owners of the shipping company he was working for.
Frink, who is related to Nathaniel Ransom, recounts Ransom's four whaling voyages from 1860 to 1875 as a seaman, harpooner, and third mate on the Barnstable, Sea Breeze, Navy, John Wells, and Illinois, which traveled to the Cape of Good Hope, India Ocean, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Okhotsk Sea, Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Chukchi Sea.