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Origin of powder monkey
Words nearby powder monkey
Example sentences from the Web for powder monkey
If all the rest of the men were killed wouldn't the powder-monkey get a chance to fire the gun?Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)|John McElroy
But his station in action was on the forecastle, where he was powder-monkey for the two forward guns.Yankee Ships and Yankee Sailors: Tales of 1812|James Barnes
"Sunday (Dec. 25, 1812) came, and it brought with it a stiff breeze," so runs the powder-monkey's tale.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
Then you must be a powder-monkey with me; you can hand powder up, if you can do nothing else.The King's Own|Captain Frederick Marryat
This being thus, we therefore clearly see The Powder-Monkey heads some pedigree.A Phenomenal Fauna|Carolyn Wells