Sentence Examples


  • In 1695 he had only advanced to the post of "skipper" in his own navy and of "bombardier" in his own army.
  • He was a coasting trader and skipper, and had four sons - Elias, Isaak, Arouj and Khizr, all said to have been born after 1482.
  • In American balladry he was pre-eminent; such pieces as " The Swan Song of Parson Avery," " Marguerite," " Barclay of Ury," " Skipper Ireson's Ride," " In the ` Old South,' " hold their place in literature.
  • Having recovered his freedom by an exchange of prisoners, he worked for several years as a merchant skipper with success.
  • Our hearts beat fast, and our hands trembled with excitement, not fear, for we had the hearts of vikings, and we knew that our skipper was master of the situation.