Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bridge of spacious dimensions, forming a partial deck, extending from side to side of a vessel amidships.
“Yet another two men were on the bridge-deck, steadying a ladder, on the top of which was perched a man for whom the slight pitching of the ship, the insufficient light, and the chilly night wind were proving no deterrent in the execution of his task.”
“Throwing on a rain coat over my pajamas, I went outside and up the ladder leading to the bridge-deck; and as head and shoulders rose above the deck level, a wall of hot, wind-borne rain struck me -- rain so hot it felt almost scalding -- that almost swept me off the ladder.”
“All day long the sky was heavily overcast with dense, low-hanging, dark gray clouds, which, while wholly obscuring the sun, seemed to focus its rays upon us like a vast burning-glass; wherefore it was expedient for the two pajama-clad passengers to keep well within the shelter of the bridge-deck awning.”
“I was awakened by a tremendous crash on the bridge-deck above my cabin, a heeling over of the ship that nearly dumped me out of my berth, and what seemed like a solid spout of water pouring in through my open weather porthole, with the wind howling a devil's death-song through the rigging and an uninterrupted smash -- bang! above my head.”
“Occasionally, pacing the starboard bridge-deck, sacred to captains, Gissing would glance through the port and see the metaphysical commander bent over sheets of foolscap and thickly wreathed in pipe-smoke.”
“A sailor was taking down the life-line that stretched from the forecastle, past the hatches and cargo-winches, to the bridge-deck ladder.”
“While you're making love to him on the bridge-deck, on moonlight nights!" he flung back at her, bitterly.”
“We reclined on camp beds high up on the bridge-deck, but we did not drop asleep when the electric light failed and faded.”
“It was installed under a short bridge-deck in front of the cabin, while the gasoline tanks, holding fifty gallons, were hidden under the cockpit seats.”
“From the bridge-deck the captain could be heard cheerfully swearing through a megaphone at the second officer below.”
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