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Synonyms for mates

a pair of people who live together

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My second mate was a round-cheeked, silent young man, grave beyond his years, I thought; but as our eyes happened to meet I detected a slight quiver on his lips.
Meantime the chief mate, with an almost visible effect of collaboration on the part of his round eyes and frightful whiskers, was trying to evolve a theory of the anchored ship.
I am too spent with running to go back with you," and the mate of the Kincaid threw himself upon the ground, panting as though he was almost done for.
He did not know what to do, and then Jane Clayton, who had heard Schneider's story, added her pleas to those of the mate.
One careless sniff had satisfied his mate, and she trotted on to reassure him.
Second mate volunteered to steer and watch, and let men snatch a few hours sleep.
His two young officers were too young and flighty, the mate too stupid.
He was certainly not more than thirty, and the elderly mate, with a murmur to me of "That's my old man," proceeded to give instances of the natural unhandiness of the ship in a sort of deprecatory tone, as if to say, "You mustn't think I bear a grudge against her for that.
Sometimes, even now, in my old age, I have bad dreams in which I hear that mate yell, Yah
This was accounted for by the fact that Raja ran upon his left side, and unlike his mate, kept leaping for the great beast's shoul-der.
Franklin did not seem to expect conversational ease from the new second mate.
The mate himself was very ill, and half starved; for he declared he had reserved nothing from the men, and went share and share alike with them in every bit they ate.
Jerry, scarcely aware of Lerumie's presence, was trotting past on his way aft to where Borckman, the mate, was superintending the stringing of the barbed wire to the stanchions.
I told him I did not know his mate Bill, and this was for a person who stayed in our house whom we called the captain.
A MAN that owned a fine Dog, and by a careful selection of its mate had bred a number of animals but a little lower than the angels, fell in love with his washerwoman, married her, and reared a family of dolts.