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  • n. Plural form of mariner.


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  • It was contrary to all their preconceptions of mid - ocean rescue of ship-wrecked mariners from the open boat.

    Chapter 16

  • Hung on a pivot and inclosed in a box, this instrument is called the mariners 'compass.

    Discoverers and Explorers

  • It is far from my thoughts to detract from the intrepidity of American mariners, which is known, wherever the winds blow, or the waves roll; or to depreciate the interest of the recorded narratives of their sufferings.

    Pattie's Personal Narrative, 1824--1830

  • Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • But the daring spirit of the pirates braved the perils both of the sea and of the shore: their skill was confirmed by the habits of enterprise; the meanest of their mariners was alike capable of handling an oar, of rearing a sail, or of conducting a vessel, and the Saxons rejoiced in the appearance of a tempest, which concealed their design, and dispersed the fleets of the enemy.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The large promontory of Howth runs a great way into the fea on which is a large light houfe for a guide to mariners, which is al - moft encompafled with water.

    A General History of Ireland, in Its Antient and Modern State: The Whole ...

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Liaison Office statement warned the mariners, that is "Recent activity suggests that pirate activity off the east coast of Somalia has increased.

    Attacked Cargo Ship Believed Hijacked with Crew

  • She, through me, set aside the Sylvanus Seymour house and land to be used as a home for what she called 'mariners' women 'as long as -- well, as long as she should continue to want it used for that purpose.

    Fair Harbor

  • Arvad -- a small island and city near Phoenicia, now Ruad: its inhabitants are still noted for seafaring habits. thy wise men, O Tyrus ... thy pilots -- While the men of Arvad, once thy equals (Ge 10: 18), and the Sidonians, once thy superiors, were employed by thee in subordinate positions as "mariners," thou madest thine own skilled men alone to be commanders and pilots.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • It was the beginning of a long, violent, tempestuous spell of weather, such as mariners encounter on the sea; a new and exciting experience to Benjamin.

    From Boyhood to Manhood Life of Benjamin Franklin


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