seamanlike


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characteristic of or befitting a seaman

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He may in some measure have been influenced by his seamanlike impatience of the interference of landsmen, and his high notions of naval etiquette and quarter-deck authority; but he evidently had an honest, trusty concern for the interests of his employer.
Heasyoasy (for so he still named the skipper) was a man, by his account, that minded for nothing either in heaven or earth; one that, as people said, would "crack on all sail into the day of judgment;" rough, fierce, unscrupulous, and brutal; and all this my poor cabin-boy had taught himself to admire as something seamanlike and manly.
"She found out that having something to do prevented you from feeling seasick, and that even a job like scrubbing a deck could be satisfying, if it was done in a seamanlike way.
"It's easy to spot sailors", he said, "because they're so seamanlike when they tie up a box or even tie a suitcase closed with a piece of line.
Until this moment, the mate would be in total ignorance as to the seamanlike qualities of the "crowd." Seeing that they had been brought aboard by the boarding-house masters the evening before--most if not all, in various stages of drunkenness--for all he knew the whole raff might be nothing more than shanghaied yokels with hayseeds in their ears, or crimped counter-jumpers, pen-pushers and boot-blacks, or just plain, unwashed Sailortown derelicts.
They are also iconoclastic about seemingly silly and pointless values of the old imperial order and question why things cannot be organised in a seamanlike manner.