I played as heartily as I worked, but I studied with a will, too, and passed a score of mates.
Our mates used to go aloft, and both were active, powerful men.
One of the mates, and two of the petty officers, could speak a little English.
He would not give his mates the pain of refusing or of apologising.
And then John burst into song, and all his mates and neighbours with ...