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a boy employed as a servant for the officers and passengers on a ship.
Historical Examples

The Lady of the Shroud Bram Stoker
The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 Various
The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
What Is Man? And Other Stories Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
The Gold Brick Ann S. Stephens
Work and Win Oliver Optic
The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14) Elbert Hubbard

a boy who waits on the officers and passengers of a ship


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