I decided that now was the time to take care of this sea lawyer.
He was one of those men who do a great deal of mischief on board a ship, and are generally known by the name of “a sea lawyer.”
There was no answer to this, and the sea lawyer took a new tack.
Occasionally a sea lawyer, one with an established reputation as such among the crew, would come up.
Old Jos, as he was called, was somewhat of a sea lawyer in his way, though not the less superstitious on that account.