Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The front or forward part of the hold of a ship.
- v. transitive To hold or believe beforehand; assume; anticipate; predict; presage; prognosticate.
- n. nautical The front or forward part of the hold of a ship.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) The forward part of the hold of a ship.
- From fore- + hold. (Wiktionary)
“Several of them repeatedly took the opportunity of tumbling into the forehold, when the hatches were open; but a fall of 25 feet did not seem to trouble them in the least.”
“Strike it down into the forehold, Jacobs -- but get out a blue shirt or two, and a Scotch cap for the young whelp first, if he wants to save that smooth toggery of his for his mammy.”
“Borden, you and Yorke go up and lay that engineer in irons in the forehold.”
“She hailed back that she had water in her afterhold and fire in her forehold, and gave us the number of her wounded.”
“So I spares him, but I whales the other last one a couple in a soft spot and chases him, till he took a high dive too into the forehold; and I could also hear him rattlin 'and bouncin' around after he struck the cocoanuts or the pineapples, whichever it was.”
“In the forehold were rebels who would sink us all to the bottom of the sea if they could.”
“Two men were set to transferring powder and arms from the forehold to our captain's cabin.”
“I knew there was no other bulkhead in the ship but the collision bulkhead separating the forepeak from the forehold.”
“The mail-bags were thundering into the forehold, and the red-haired girl was watching them.”
“If she's a Dago, we've got to collar 'er, run every whelp into the forehold, an' answer the cruiser's signals ourselves.”
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