from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boy employed on board ship; a sailor-boy.


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  • Sebastian thought about things, filtered them through his own sea-boy lens.

    The Nature of Jade Deb Caletti 2007

  • Added to these feelings, the sea-boy has to endure physical hardships, and the privation of every comfort, even of sleep.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Southey, Robert, 1774-1843 1993

  • Not a sea-boy that fought in that cause but mankind

    Mosaics of Grecian History Marcius Willson

  • Nova Scotia; a sea-boy, with a dash of salt-water in his ruddy cheeks, who had modestly refrained from taking part in the dispute.

    Acadia or, A Month with the Blue Noses Frederic S. Cozzens

  • In a few moments a sea-boy came up out of the water, and stood beside him.

    Ting-a-ling Frank Richard Stockton 1868

  • At this moment the sea-boy reappeared, driving a pair of dolphins, which were harnessed to a large and commodious sea-shell, somewhat resembling in shape the boat of the nautilus.

    Ting-a-ling Frank Richard Stockton 1868

  • At last they dashed into shore, and the sea-boy, pulling up his steeds, jumped out, followed immediately by the Prince.

    Ting-a-ling Frank Richard Stockton 1868

  • He shifted his position so often, and rolled the vehicle about so much, that once or twice the sea-boy turned round and asked him if he did not wish to get out, to which the Prince did not reply, but only urged him to make greater speed.

    Ting-a-ling Frank Richard Stockton 1868

  • There was an old infirm Gentleman that lodged with them, that had been a Captain under the renowned Sir Cloudesley Shovel and Admiral Russell, and could even, so it was said, remember, as a sea-boy, the Dutch being in the

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors... George Augustus Sala 1861

  • -- Chaumette, by and by Anaxagoras Chaumette, one already descries: mellifluous in street-groups; not now a sea-boy on the high and giddy mast: a mellifluous tribune of the common people, with long curling locks, on bourne-stone of the thoroughfares; able sub-editor too; who shall rise -- to the very gallows.

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle 1838


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