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skippers

larvae of Piophila casei, the cheese or ham fly. The larvae skip around on the cheese that they inhabit in a quite repulsive way.
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Meanwhile the skipper had exchanged a glance with Senhor Santos, and I think we all felt that he was going to tell us the truth.
Cole, for I ain't above an oar myself; but, by God, I'm skipper o' this here ship, and I'll skip her as long as I remain aboard
By and by, the schooners full of copra and beche-de-mer and our trees empty of cocoanuts, the three skippers and that mate called us all together for a big talk.
The six men who were put ashore were the first to catch the devil-devil the skippers sent back after us.
Aye," the skipper went on wearily, "an' on both sides the steam- pipe uz well.
She'll likely be comin' down on the marnin' train," the skipper had soliloquized, and gone inside to change his clothes and wash.
At this the skipper danced on the bridge and said something about Disko's own eyes.
Well, tbat's a boat-load of lunatics, sure," said the skipper, as he rang up the engine-room and tossed a bundle of newspapers into the schooner.
For a man caught, as it were, between his skipper and the great West Wind silence is the safest sort of diplomacy.
Then I saw what that madman of a skipper planned since his first scheme had gone wrong.
I was saying that the condition of the Flibberty-Gibbet was disgraceful, and that to-morrow, when you've told the skipper and not hurt his feelings, I am going to take my men out and give her an overhauling.
You could see at once he was the skipper of a big ship.