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sea dog

A sailor, especially a man, who is older and/or has had a lot of experience on the seas. The bar was packed with old sea dogs who'd traveled all across the world, sharing stories of their adventures.
See also: dog, sea
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The sea dogs were virtually indistinguishable from other pirates, except they were acting under the auspices of the crown.
Safe sea dogs: THOSE sailing on the Norfolk Broads can now ensure their pets are safe.
Five chapters are navigational aids, guiding either landlubbers or old sea dogs through "dragon-filled" seas (like data collection and analysis).
From May 27, until June 4, the SeaQuarium Rhyl is celebrating everything 'piratey' by hosting a full week of fun for young buccaneers and salty sea dogs alike!
Like many old sea dogs, however, he couldn't let go of the sea altogether, and when he retired he worked as lighthouse man at South Gare with Messrs Deering and Fox.
Former Tornadoes manager Rich Gedman is in his first season as hitting coach for the Portland Sea Dogs. The Worcester native who was an All-Star catcher for Boston served as hitting coach for Red Sox farm clubs in Salem last year and in Lowell in 2011.
11am, 3pm - pounds 7, pounds 5 concessions * Sea Dogs - A Pirate's Tail Pirates, pets and puns galore as celebrated poet Francesca Kay narrates her rollicking new musical pirate adventure - Sea Dogs.
They will feature in a colourful premiere of a specially commissioned musical work, called Sea Dogs - a Pirate's Tail - for North Wales International Music Festival that's being held between September 24 and October 1.
I can just see her in a skimpy pirate outfit, hoisting the mainsail with a bunch of cabin boys in glittery hot pants, and dancing to D-I-S-C-O with a fleet of undead, barnacle-covered sea dogs while the Manhattan skyline twinkles in the background.
And, it seems, there are no old sea dogs at the company who could have warned producers about the ways of the waves.
The British have always clung to the reputation of being sea dogs, an island race with sea fever in their blood and the scent for adventure always in their nostrils.
BEYOND SEA LEVELS GET back to nature for a beauty treatment that's not just for salty old sea dogs. The Algascience collection is made from seaweed, full of essential minerals and trace elements to give your body, face and hair a boost, priced from Pounds 4.25 and available by mail order from Lazy Afternoons, Shefford Woodlands, Hungerford.
Crawford, who is black, has had a wrist injury and played in a rehab game on July 5 with the Portland Sea Dogs, a Red Sox affiliate in the Double-A Eastern League.
Until the mid 16th century "sea dogs" was the English word for which type of predator?
Not in a flag-waving Rule Britannia jingoistic kind of way - although some of the old sea dogs joined the thousands at the Pier Head may have thought about giving her a salute as the aircraft carrier was helped into dock by three stalwart Mersey tugs.