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a petty officer on a merchant ship who controls the work of other seamen

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No smart-alecky first mate ever tried to send me to the captain for a key to the Soo Locks; no wiseacre bo'sun sent me to the engine room for a bucket of steam.
Bo'sun Franklin Ranises, from the Phillipines, said: "We have been getting about in Greenock a bit.
Bo'sun Franklin Ranises, 32, of Dapitan, Phillipines, said: "We have been getting about in Greenock a bit.
Still what draws a reader in is the diverse cast of characters Sligo meets on board, from the ship's Bo'sun, who quickly gains Jack's respect, to Winston, a boy who's been on the ship since he was twelve and desperate to get back home to see his mother before she dies.
Beeswax, honey, walnut paint, and cashmere give life to the accretions, splashes, and blotches in his vigorous abstract paintings; rough-hewn hemlock trunks serve as tall, totem-pole-like pillars supporting arrangements of boxes and free form terra cotta shapes in the room-filling assemblage The Bo'sun's Chair, 2011; six thousand pounds of low-grade honey serve as the base of the installation The Raft, 2011, which also includes a ham.
? DEAR BOBBY: We love to take our Newfie, Bo'sun, aboard our 26-foot Rinker when we cruise the San Juans, but lately our adventures have been soiled by dirty looks from marina residents.
'Oh, I am a cook and a captain bold, And the mate of the Nancy brig, And a bo'sun tight, and a midshipmite, And the crew of the captain's gig.'
In The Tempest, which grafts a multi-generational Renaissance narrative onto a Roman comic template, Prospero and the bo'sun measure time with hourglasses (1.2.241, 5.1.225) while the cynical Antonio and Sebastian speak with Machiavellian time-consciousness of clocks and watches.
I'm usually a bo'sun during the week when things are busy - like teaching musketry or sword fencing when I can wear trousers - very difficult to do in a dress which I do when I dress as a Georgian lady at the weekends."
She handles cut okay but might not be suited to conditions that are very testing." Alan Jessop, trainer of The Bo'sun "We're not expecting too much because he's coming back from a long break and isn't the easiest horse to train, but he seems well enough in himself.
Variations of boatswain include bosun, bos'n, bo's'n or bo'sun. His helper is the bosun's mate ...
McNally Governor Weatherby Swann Jonathan Pryce Anamaria Zoe Saldana Koehler Treva Etienne Cotton David Bailie Pintel Lee Arenberg Ragetti Mackenzie Crook Grapple Trevor Goddard Bo'sun Isaac C.