Examples of sailor in a Sentence
He worked as a sailor on a cargo ship.
the sailors were glad to be arriving in port after their long voyage
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Charles Nathan Findley, 31, was one of 10 sailors killed Aug. 21 when their destroyer, the John S. McCain, collided with an oil tanker near Singapore.
The test was conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and US Navy sailors.
The 52-year-old Saudi is accused of orchestrating al-Qaida’s Oct. 12, 2000 warship bombing that killed 17 U.S. sailors, and could be executed if convicted.
Many of its sailors come from eastern Texas and western Louisiana, and many of them saved neighbors—or were saved by neighbors—in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Traditionally, it was believed that the bones of St. Nicholas were stolen by Italian sailors during the 11th century.
Like cinnamon, the history of the nutmeg trade involves secrecy and intrigue regarding its geographic origin and was traded by Muslim sailors throughout the Mediterranean.
Keep an eye out for dugong, a docile—but easily started—sea cow that delirious sailors of yore took for mermaids.
The guy who did time in prison, once played by Randy Quaid and called Meadows, gives way to an ex-sailor played by Steve Carell, whose character is named Larry Shepherd.
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