Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
"Warships, Dick! Over there! Look!" Clarissa, released from Mr. Grice, appreciative of all his seaweeds, skimmed towards them, gesticulating.
At lunch the talk was all of valour and death, and the magnificent qualities of British admirals.
to move your hands and arms about in order to attract attention or make sb understand what you are saying.
an officer of very high rank in the navy.