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(nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)

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Probably the only noise the wearer would hear would be the guffaws of his messmates.
Whatever kept them apart and made it impossible for them to he messmates together was to be discarded.
I wonder if his messmates at RAF Valley in Anglesey feel the same about Prince William as we did about our little classmate.
Sippers: On a man's birthday messmates offered the celebrant a sip of their ration--usually refused
Who knows no word of moods and tenses, But, being blessed with perfect sight, Picks off our messmates left and right .
The Essex ballad, for example, conforms to the pattern of dismemberment outlined above: 'his messmates they killed him and cut off his head, / And all the ship's crew from his body did feed'.
Gimlet The name Gimlet comes from the name of a naval surgeon, Gimlette, who introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scorbutic (a disease that induces spots on the skin).
I submitted all this to my friends Simeon Macey and Charley Coffin, of Nantucket, both messmates of mine in a certain voyage, and they united in the opinion that the reasons set forth were altogether insufficient.
HMS Loch Fada Shipmates are still looking for their old messmates from the WW2 Escort Group.
Contrary to the expectations of his messmates, the young captain later became General Pershing's aide.
No doubt many readers of this paper will recognise the above and say "I was a Greenie" and start to think of those "fun" days and wonder where their old messmates are.
that nautical beau ideal whom his messmates loved and admired, the
Let me work here for Britain's sake-- at any task you will-- A marsh to drain, a road to make or native troops to drill, Some Western camp (I know the Pict) or granite Border keep, Mid seas of heather derelict, where our old messmates sleep.
An intellectual incomprehension of the ability of my maritime messmates to ingest second and third helpings of curry aboard a pitching and rolling vessel turned to revulsion at the very sight of their overflowing plates.