1. a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
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How To Use chantey In A Sentence

  • And whether by happy chance or on some signal dropped down from him or because the chantey was a new one and the crew were glad to show it off, it was chosen. Gideon's Band A Tale of the Mississippi
  • Sea chanteys (sailors' songs) have been sung throughout the sea-faring Omanis' history.
  • With folk song - and sea chantey-inflected songs by Steve Goers, a book and lyrics by Alyn Cardarelli and lively direction by Paul Bosco McEneaney, the production is one part cozy adventure and three parts kooky shiver-me-timbers atmospherics. Imagination Stage's 'How I Became a Pirate" is a matey good play for kids
  • Most of the famous chanteys were born in the packet service and shouted as working choruses by the tars of this Western Ocean before the chanteyman perched upon a capstan and led the refrain in the clipper trade. The Old Merchant Marine; A chronicle of American ships and sailors
  • In Helen Mirra's video The Ballad of Myra Furrow, the artist, dressed in a peacoat and cap, sings a sea chantey as she stands before Lake Michigan in the drizzling rain.
  • It was only a little boy, singing in a shrill treble the sea chantey which seamen sing the wide world over when they man the capstan bars and break the anchors out for "Frisco" port. The Banks of the Sacramento
  • Sometimes when we were mopping the deck, an activity in which Catherine and Nicholas were exempted from, the two would dance around singing the sea chantey that Patch, the singer of the group, had taught us a few days before.
  • chantey" is given, copied from an old scrapbook, and while it can hardly be recommended as a delectable piece of literature, in any sense, it is interesting, aside from its Stevensonian connection, as a bit of rough, unstudied sailor's jingle, the very authorship of which is long since forgotten. The Dead Men's Song Being the Story of a Poem and a Reminiscent Sketch of its Author Young Ewing Allison
  • Young Jerry only was to be seen, sitting on the cabin step and singing the ancient chantey. The Banks of the Sacramento
  • But then when I searched for individual songs I remembered, I sailed into another kind of semantic fog: there are lots and lots of sea chantey sites and recordings that masked the instance I was looking for. Rambles at » Blog Archive » Sea songs and semantic distance
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