Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place for storing coal for use; specifically, in steamships, the place where coal for the furnace is stored.
“We had a coal-bunker on the port side of the after-deck, reaching up to the height of the bulwarks; probably these fellows had been practising boarding drill, and lost their balance.”
“Mr. Dowson hurried busily over to the house and picked up a little shovel that stood by the coal-bunker.”
“A cellar seven and a half feet high extends under the whole house, and will contain the boiler, wash-tubs, and coal-bunker.”
“The Nan-Shan had an athwartship coal-bunker, which, being at times used as cargo space, communicated by an iron door with the fore 'tween-deck.”
“One of them was asked whether it would not be advisable to make each coal-bunker of the ship a water-tight compartment by means of a suitable door.”
“Captain Nickerson became demoralized, and left the pilot-house and secured himself in the coal-bunker.”
“He might as soon have expected a bird-of-paradise to live by choice in a coal-bunker.”
“Last night I slep 'in a coal-bunker down by the docks, under the bridge, and I was goin' there agin when you come along.”
“That fine vessel had struck two torpedoes, one under the port coal-bunker, the other beneath the keelson, driving a large hole through her bottom, and throwing one of her hundred-pounder rifled”
“It sent in the kitchen winders as if they'd bin made of tissue paper, sir, an 'cook she went into highstericks in the coal-bunker, Margaret she swounded in the scullery, and Mary went into fits in the wash'us.”
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