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  • "Get for'rard and deal with it, Bush," said Hornblower — it was only when Bush had departed that Hornblower realized that he had omitted the vital 'Mr'.

    Hornblower And The Crisis

  • "She's a full point for'rard of the beam now," said Prowse.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • When ye were walking along, couldn't ye go for'rard quietly?

    Melbourne House

  • Aft, on a level with ours, is the second-class deck; and for'rard, down below, like looking into a pit, is the steerage.

    Lady Betty Across the Water

  • France out of the guide-book, like old Badger in the for'rard cabin, who's writing a book, but there's more than three hundred pages of it.

    The Innocents Abroad

  • You know, sir, we shot away her jigger-mast in the chase off Elba, and she got a new one, that steves for'rard uncommonly.

    The Wing-and-Wing Le Feu-Follet

  • Some reading was done, and much smoking and sewing, though not by the same parties; there were the monsters of the deep to be looked after and wondered at; strange ships had to be scrutinized through opera-glasses, and sage decisions arrived at concerning them; and more than that, everybody took a personal interest in seeing that the flag was run up and politely dipped three times in response to the salutes of those strangers; in the smoking room there were always parties of gentlemen playing euchre, draughts and dominoes, especially dominoes, that delightfully harmless game; and down on the main deck, "for'rard"

    The Innocents Abroad

  • "A length of spun yarn," said Hornblower, "made fast to the tail of the drogue and led for'rard and the other end secured to the chain.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • "Hang it, I thought Hendrik, as chauffeur, would have to be there, and you'd keep a sort of outlook with a binnacle or something, for'rard.

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

  • An 'Hadji holds his job an' looks for'rard to th 'day whin we'll have female suffrage an' he can cast th 'solid vote iv Sulu for himsilf f'r prisident. "

    Mr. Dooley's Philosophy

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