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Able-bodied Seaman

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A sailor of the first class. A crew is divided into three classes:—(1) able seamen, or skilled sailors, termed A.B.; (2) ordinary seamen; and (3) boys, which include green hands, or inexperienced men, without regard to age or size.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Abesta
Abeyance
Abhigit
Abhor
Abiala
Abida
Abidharma
Abigail
Abimelech
Able
Able-bodied Seaman
Aboard
Abolla
Abominate
Abomination of Desolation (The)
Abon Hassan
Abonde (Dame)
Abortive Flowers
Abou ebn Sina
Abou-Bekr
Abou Jahia