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port captain

noun, Nautical.
an official in charge of the harbor activities of a seaport. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Come in," the port captain said, breaking off in mid-tirade.

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  • The port captain of Sandy Point warned me particularly of this danger.

  • "I could kill them for a greater crime than that," his port captain reminded him.

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  • The cases were put on board in daylight when two of the port captain's men were on deck.

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  • The same messenger brought word from the port captain that he would despatch a steam-tug to tow the Spray to Montevideo.

  • The port captain's men were late as usual—moving gingerly through the radiation area.

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  • During the stay in this port captain Huon de Kermadec succumbed to a hectic fever from which he had long been suffering.

  • A month and Cappy Ricks remained minus his port captain; Mr. Skinner was still strongly entrenched in his job as general manager.

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