I feel more like a ship's sailor in a storm, with shredded sails with someone handing me a needle and thread.
Once aboard my flight I spent the next several hours squeezed between a talkative sailor and a woman with a fussy child.
We try to keep water in the base but the tree drinks it as fast as a sailor on a twelve hour leave.
The term sailor is used in a very wide sense and includes all persons earning their living by navigation on the sea, or in the harbours or roadsteads, or on salt lakes or canals within the maritime domain of the state, or on rivers and canals as far as the tide goes up or sea-going ships can pass.
From a shipwrecked English sailor he met with, who had lived with the savages, he heard of the river Brisbane.