It apparently enjoyed some authority, but both Walpole and Gibbon spoke unfavorably of maty's critical pretensions.
I don't like your floor, maty; it's too springy to my taste.
"The maty has plenty of food and water where he is," said Jack.
What is the reason that no servant or maty boy makes his appearance?
I return to that abominable specimen again, just to notice maty's impatient censure of the repetition that you mention.
Go aft and look down the companion-way, maty, and see it for yourself.
But let maty be the only Critic that has anything to do with it.
What you said of maty gives me all the consolation that you intended.
I say, maty, how should you like to be shoved ashore there, eh?'
Such a regular labour occasioned Bayle a dangerous illness, and maty fell a victim to his Review.