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Admiral of the Narrow Seas
One who, from drunkenness, vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite to him. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue)

Two officers watched the Downs; a Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, an Admiral of the Narrow Seas. For many years Northampton had been Lord Warden, and the kings of Spain had paid him for his treacheries a thousand pounds a-year.

Admirals of the Narrow Seas
plural form of Admiral of the Narrow Seas

The admiral replied, that he had struck it thrice, which he thought was a sufficient acknowledgment, and which was as much as former admirals of the narrow seas had exacted.

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