Usage examples for purser

  1. The purser could not refrain from a laugh at the hypocritical solemnity of the old gentleman, who was, he well knew, one of the very sinners whom he condemned with such righteous indignation, but their arrival at Maggot's cottage prevented further conversation on the subject at that time. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. The purser, who was always ready for a " lark," and the Colonel, who was of an inquiring turn of mind, paid a visit to the dock- yard. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  3. The purser had jest as good a chance as we did. – Carolyn of the Corners by Ruth Belmore Endicott
  4. Jack ordered a boat to be lowered, and directed Needham and the only midshipman remaining with him to board the prize; his other officers, the doctor and purser, being busily engaged with the wounded men. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. Did the purser hear him? – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  6. " I can't say I found your purser over- civil," he went on. – The Honorable Percival by Alice Hegan Rice
  7. I hope the Purser has taken care of you properly?" – The Star Lord by Boyd Ellanby
  8. The whole of the mail was saved, the purser bringing it into the cabin, whence it was fished out and taken on board the tug. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  9. The purser was telling him, when the captain, who was standing on the upper deck, by the pilot- house, sung out: " Hurry up there, now, and don't keep this vessel here any longer. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  10. During the latter part of his service, in his last ship, he had been employed under the purser's steward, and having offered himself in this capacity to the purser of H. M. sloop Harpy, with one or two forged certificates, he had been accepted. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  11. He sought the purser, who was cordial. – The Voice in the Fog by Harold MacGrath
  12. " No." " Give me- well, say two hundred dollars, and I'll have the purser change it." – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  13. She would thankfully have changed hers, but that it might have seemed ungrateful to the Purser, into whose charge she had been given by friends; and the Purser had been most kind and attentive. – Jan and Her Job by L. Allen Harker
  14. " No; it's where the gun- room officers, the lieutenants and master, the doctor, and purser, and lieutenant of marines, mess. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  15. " Yes," replied the purser. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  16. The person selected by Dr Middleton, by the advice of an old friend of his, a purser in the navy who lived at Southsea, was a Lieutenant Oxbelly, who, with the ship's company, which had been collected, received our hero as their captain and owner upon his arrival on board. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  17. Amongst the lost were the captain, three lieutenants, a lieutenant of marines, nine midshipmen, the surgeon, purser, carpenter, and gunner; two pilots, one passenger, six women, and a child. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  18. " Mistakes sometimes happen, Mr. Buel," said the purser, when the steward vanished. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  19. Annesley, your dinner is so good that you shall be purser; and Darrell, you are a man of business, you shall be his clerk. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  20. He then demanded of the boatswain a hammock for me, which was slung in a very neat manner by my friend Jack Rattlin; and, as I had no bed- clothes, procured credit for me with the purser, for a mattress and two blankets. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett