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  • adjective not seamanlike


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  • I remembered Wada's reports on this unseamanlike intimacy of the second mate with the gangsters, and tried to make out the nature of the conversation.


  • Chinese steward deplore as unseamanlike and perilous.


  • It was three in the morning when his unseamanlike conduct precipitated the catastrophe.


  • A few days before, a tempest-struck vessel had appeared off the town: the hull was parched-looking and cracked, the sails rent, and bent in a careless, unseamanlike manner, the shrouds tangled and broken.

    The Last Man 2003

  • They came swarming downstream, transports filled with palace servants and slaves and all their accoutrements and paraphernalia, barges laden with oxen and goats and chickens for the kitchens, gilded and gaily painted vessels bearing cargoes of palace furniture and treasure, of nobles and lesser creatures, all uncomfortably jumbled together in a most unseamanlike fashion.

    River God Smith, Wilbur, 1933- 1993

  • There didn't seem to be much to peer at -- a tiny pinpoint of light shining through the glass top of the plot and a squared sheet of chart paper marked by a most unseamanlike series of wavering black lines traced out by a man with a pencil following the track of the tiny moving light.

    Ice Station Zebra MacLean, Alistair, 1922-1987 1963

  • And my broad accent, my swarthy complexion, my unseamanlike costume, adapted to the climate, all seemed to contradict my statement that I was an American sailor.

    Jack in the Forecastle or, Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale John Sherburne Sleeper

  • The danger of the fire-ship took such hold on people's minds that it was with great toil and difficulty they were persuaded to venture on the face of the waters in such dangerous and unseamanlike craft.

    Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects Earl of Caithness John Sutherland Sinclair

  • We kept Mnemosyne for over two months, and never once did she misconduct herself or behave in an unseamanlike manner.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 26, 1917 Various

  • I forbear to dwell upon this exhibition of human weakness, for almost any one in Jason's shoes would have been equally regardless of the regulations, and in consequence proportionally unseamanlike.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 29, August, 1873 Various


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