Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building, a superstructure of comparatively light construction, above the general line of the hull proper, in the middle part of a merchant steamer. The bridge is located on top of it.
“They swarmed like bees over the deck and bridge-house, they clung to the rigging and funnel stays, and perched like monkeys on the mast and derrick.”
“Until the party left the bridge-house, Cadoux had not lost a man except the double sentries on the bridge, who were killed in the rush made by the French.”
“Skerrett now peremptorily ordered Cadoux to leave the bridge-house.”
“At 2 a.m. the French made a rush, but Cadoux, by his fire from the bridge-house, kept the head of the advancing column in check.”
“Perhaps that genius might be with him now in the bridge-house.”
“Then the pointer went down to full speed, and the Prince, after a word to the quartermaster, joined them in the bridge-house and closed the door.”
“The damp, gray curtain had barely closed behind it, and the impatient throng was fretting at a further delay, when consternation spread in the bridge-house.”
“The _Hit or Miss_ was as attractive to an artistic as most public-houses are to a thirsty soul When the Embankment was made, the bridge-house had been one of a street of similar quaint and many-gabled old buildings that leaned up against each other for mutual support near the rivers edge.”
“That ancient bridge-house pleased him, and he closed with his opportunity.”
“This canal was crossed by a short solid stone bridge, bearing a quaint enough bridge-house, still used as a dwelling-place.”
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