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  • n. Plural form of sailor.


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  • But it was in what he called a sailors 'boarding-house, and one morning, after he had been drinking overnight "with a very pleasant gentleman," he found himself in the forecastle of a ship bound for Holland, and when the mate came and cursed him up and cursed him out he found himself in the foretop.

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  • In Nigeria, pirates kidnapped two foreign sailors from a tanker off the coast of the country's restive and oil-rich southern delta.

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  • Nine U.S. sailors from the battleship Dolphin, berthed off Tampico, come ashore carrying weapons and are detained (for about thirty minutes) by federal authorities.

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  • In Vietnam, 11 bodies were recovered in the worst-hit province of Quang Binh, where authorities were also searching for five sailors from a sunken barge, disaster official Nguyen Ngoc Giai said.

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  • They tax the crap out of us, Spend like drunkin sailors, and couldn't stick to a budget if their lives depended on it.

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  • Anyway, one of the Royals decided to a visit to the town and a contingent of Officers led by a black Inspector, were detailed to direct the traffic and hold back the crowds, which included some American sailors from the local naval base.


  • Native sailors from the ends of the seas knock about on the beach in Tahiti; and


  • One of the sailors from the boat pointed at the mouth of the passage and shook his head.


  • Legend has it that drunken pillaging sailors from the harbor were terrorizing medieval Antwerpers, so they made up the legend of "De Lange Wapper," a giant of a man who defended the townsfolk from the depredations of sailors by beating the tar out of them when they misbehaved.

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  • Native sailors from the ends of the seas knock about on the beach in Tahiti, and Otoo, suspicious merely, went among them till he had gathered sufficient data to justify his suspicions.



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