- purse-string instrument,
- purse-string suture,
- pursed lips breathing,
- purslane family,
Origin of purser
Examples from the Web for purser
Fact is, we have state apartments, as you might say, for I've rented the second lieutenant's and 70 purser's cabins.Our Home in the Silver West|Gordon Stables
He prodded the purser in the chest with a finger that would have punched a hole through a weaker man.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Houqua summoned his purser, and ordered him to bring the envelope containing promissory notes from the treasury.The 'Fan Kwae' at Canton Before Treaty Days 1825-1844|William C. Hunter
The Admiralty sanctioned the change; but the purser seems to have failed to procure the substitutes.A Voyage Round the World|George Anson
Her crew consisted of seven men, besides Mr. Wickham, and Mr. Rowlett, the purser.
mid-15c., "treasurer," especially "caretaker of accounts and provisions on a ship," originally also "maker of purses" (late 15c.), agent noun from Middle English purse (see purse (n.)). From late 13c. as a surname.