harpooneer


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Noun1.harpooneer - someone who launches harpoons
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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I told him that I never liked to sleep two in a bed; that if I should ever do so, it would depend upon who the harpooneer might be, and that if he (the landlord) really had no other place for me, and the harpooneer was not decidedly objectionable, why rather than wander further about a strange town on so bitter a night, I would put up with the half of any decent man's blanket.
Besides, it was getting late, and my decent harpooneer ought to be home and going bedwards.
But though the other boarders kept coming in by ones, twos, and threes, and going to bed, yet no sign of my harpooneer.
Do you pretend to say, landlord, that this harpooneer is actually engaged this blessed Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning, in peddling his head around this town?
May be not, taking out a stick and whittling a toothpick, but I rayther guess you'll be done brown if that ere harpooneer hears you a slanderin' his head.
I now demand of you to speak out and tell me who and what this harpooneer is, and whether I shall be in all respects safe to spend the night with him.
But I stood irresolute; when looking at a clock in the corner, he exclaimed I vum it's Sunday --you won't see that harpooneer to-night; he's come to anchor somewhere --come along then; do come; won't ye come?
Stop your grinning, shouted I, and why didn't you tell me that that infernal harpooneer was a cannibal?
yelled the seamen to Daggoo, but with one hand holding on to the heavy tackles, so that if the head should drop, he would still remain suspended; the negro having cleared the foul line, rammed down the bucket into the now collapsed well, meaning that the buried harpooneer should grasp it, and so be hoisted out.
Pious harpooneers never make good voyagers--it takes the shark out of'em; no harpooneer is worth a straw who aint pretty sharkish.
Latin from the books of the laws of England, which taken along with the context means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honorary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.
when the harpooneer took his spare through the leg;