Punch 24 Jan. 37: How about ‘avast heaving’ and ‘shiver my timbers,’ and ‘son of a sea-cook,’ and all that?
Truth (Sydney) 18 Mar. 2/6: Ef I knew th’ (most unmentionable) son of a (something) sea-cook who trew that sanguinary ‘slop’ I’d split his ruby snout.
Sporting Times 10 Feb. 2/5: Sea cook’s son, son of a gun, son of a horse-marine, / Type of a carping renegade, with nothing good to say.
J. ConradTyphoon 170: Somebody told him to go and put his head in a bag. He regretted he could not recognize the voice, and that it was too dark to see, otherwise, as he said, he would have put a head on that son of a sea-cook, anyway, sink or swim.
Sydney Sportsman (Surry Hills, NSW) 28 Dec. 1/1: One son of a sea cook traded under the name of my old pal ‘Woolly Rutledge’.
J. LondonRoad 199: Hit the grit, you son of a toad!
E. Rosen In the Foreign Legion 44: ‘He’s a pretty hard case, ain't you, Blacky?’ ‘Shoore I am, you son-of-an-old-trumpet!’ grinned the negro.
R.W. Brown ‘Word-List From Western Indiana’ in DN III:viii 590: son of a hickory, n. [...] son of a tinker, n. A euphemism for son of a bitch. [...] son of a sawbuck, n. A very dull, wooden man. ‘Pick that up that rope, you son of a sawbuck.’.
P. KyneCappy Ricks 187: I’ll bet a hat you telephoned that son of a sea cook.
JoyceUlysses 594: Anyhow in he rolled after his successful libation – cum – potation, introducing an atmosphere of drink into the soirée, boisterously trolling, like the veritable son of a seacook.