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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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The six men who were put ashore were the first to catch the devil-devil the skippers sent back after us.
On the schooner were two white men, the skipper and the second mate, with half a dozen black boys.
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.
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
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.