The rear crew brought down the afterguard of logs to the pond.
afterguard, muster your buckets and brushes and wash down the decks.
Men openly sharpened their knives, and the afterguard ostentatiously showed their pistols.
It was a sociable ship as far as the afterguard was concerned.
The two young boatsteerers, Bunker and Fisher, with the Portuguese steward, completed the "afterguard."
The social gap between this afterguard and Rose and her colleagues in the chorus, was not so very wide, but it was abysmally deep.
Hinkel had fallen down on his job and the skipper was scared of me, and it was me that put that Dutchman out of the afterguard.
He is more my own kind, and some day he will make a henchman of the afterguard and a mate like Mr. Pike.
I exclaimed, and, seizing a heavy block that one of the afterguard was fitting, I felled him to the deck.
He inquired now about the other member of the afterguard,—the burly Hollander who had superintended the washing-down.