The bos'un's whistle sounded, and we heard the blocks creak as the frigate's yards were swung round.
It occurs in cases where it cannot possibly be the imperfect of bos.
If this be so, the Clyde sites are not earlier (or bos in these sites is not earlier) than the Roman invasion.
The rest as the present of bos, followed by the past participle.
Here he let them have a few minutes "stand-easy," while he consulted with his lieutenants, Smith and the bos'n.
The rest as the imperfect of bos, to be, with the present participle.
bos, probable origin of European domestic cattle from three species of, i. 83.
At the end of the second week Captain Cy began calling her "bos'n."
She was tucking in the stray wisps as the captain, with bos'n in his arms, came up.
Ain't that kind of sober lookin' for a young one like bos'n?