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I had laid in an extra force of chaplains, purposely to be prepared for emergencies like this, but by some unaccountable oversight had come away rather short-handed in the matter of barkeepers.
Guess you won't want him, anyway, an' this blame windlass work makes us short-handed.
I'm just off a two-yearer in an eight-knot tramp, short-handed at that, and I wants a rest.
We are short-handed upon the Thuria, so quickly did we depart.
Yes, we are very short-handed and the chief let me go down to see Mr.
I, too, spent my time on shore with him, only occasionally going for cruises of several days on the bay to help out on short-handed scow-schooners.
We were short-handed, with hardly men enough to man the angles of the building and to serve the guns.
The cause of it all, as near as I could make out, was that the man, who was mate, had gone on a debauch before leaving San Francisco, and then had the poor taste to die at the beginning of the voyage and leave Wolf Larsen short-handed.
The Bruins scored first for the eighth straight game with Marchand's short-handed goal 4:15 after the opening faceoff.
Andrew Hotham burst out of the penalty box in the first minute of the session to score on a breakaway and then Joey Martin scored short-handed to level the game.
At the start of the final period Joe Walls slid a shot under the keeper for yet another short-handed goal.
Whitley certainly seemed to catch the referee's eye more than their visitors and spent too much time short-handed, but that did not stop them from creating the majority of the goalscoring opportunities.