Sentence Examples


  • In 1580 commissioners sent to decide disputes between the fishermen and landsmen found that from time immemorial Brighton had been governed by two head boroughs sitting in the borough court, and assisted by a council called the Twelve.
  • But these are all landsmen; of week days pent up in lath and plaster--tied to counters, nailed to benches, clinched to desks.
  • As Queequeg and I are now fairly embarked in this business of whaling; and as this business of whaling has somehow come to be regarded among landsmen as a rather unpoetical and disreputable pursuit; therefore, I am all anxiety to convince ye, ye landsmen, of the injustice hereby done to us hunters of whales.
  • Many are the men, small and great, old and new, landsmen and seamen, who have at large or in little, written of the whale.
  • Almost any one must have noticed that all the fish familiar to landsmen have not a flat, but a vertical, or up-and-down tail.

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