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  • Whatever the reason for it, it is becoming more obvious by the minute that this strange kit with the wide eyes and tight-closed attitude doesn't belong in a shabby dock-side tavern like this.

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • Aliena was obliged to take what she could, and she stayed in a ramshackle dock-side tavern run by two elderly sisters who were too old and frail to keep the place clean.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • An eerie, dock-side feeling pervaded the steamy gray area of lower Manhattan.

    Black Friday

  • The office, in sharp contrast to the warehouse itself, was spacious and uncluttered and modern and comfortable, beautifully carpeted and draped in different shades of lime and equipped with very expensive up-to-the-minute Scandinavian furniture more appropriate to a luxurious lounge than to a dock-side office.

    Puppet on a Chain

  • While Rawlings went to the dock-side phone Hansen led the way to the nearby neon-lit canteen.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • He thought for a moment, nodded, turned and walked a few feet to a portable dock-side telephone that was connected by a looping wire to the long, dark shape lying at our feet.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • As they advanced along the dock-side, Jeremy distinguished among the low-roofed houses a small inn before which a great sign swung in the wind.

    The Black Buccaneer

  • The intervening day had been spent at the dock-side, where wide-breeched Dutch longshoremen were stoutly hustling bales and boxes of merchandise into the hold.

    The Black Buccaneer

  • The premature putting of a man on the dock-side, say, to sit on the board of the Cunard Company, for example, might result in the loss of prestige to that company as far as the running of their ships was concerned, as that man's vision might not have extended so widely as to enable him to fill the position.

    Education and Commerce

  • It was not until the spring of 1910 that we could afford to engage any officers or men for the ship, so that most of the work of rigging her was done by dock-side workers under a good old master rigger named Malley.

    South with Scott

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