It was war-time, and the place was literally swarming with jack-tars.
It is a mimic storm of canvas, with Jack-tars instead of angels playing "in the plighted clouds!"
There has been a general debandade among the Jack-tars—leaving many a merry deck in forlorn and silent solitude.
Just fancy one of our Jack-tars diving from the Chesil Bank and finding a mate like that below!
So somehow or other the Jack-tars got the lobster out, and set the mayor free, and put him ashore at the Barbican.
Launches shouted, jack-tars prodded with their boathooks, and load of men followed load of men.
The two vessels had as crew seventy-three jack-tars, who could be thoroughly depended on.
Such dear, wild-looking fellows as 390 these Jack-tars are, but so respectful and proper in conduct and manner.
His dress, like that of most Jack-tars, was naturally rugged, and he contrived to make it more so than usual.