Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ship-building, a short open pipe extending from the outside plating to the interior just inside the inner bottom, the inner end of which is closed by a sea-valve placed in a position accessible from the interior of the vessel.
“He came back, dragging a heavy sea-chest, which he deposited on top of the trap.”
“Every sea-chest broke open, every sea-bag turned out, and whiskey bottles, knuckle-dusters, sling-shots, bowie-knives, an 'guns chucked overside by the armful.”
“Placing it in the custody of a sailor, he returned below and was helped up with his sea-chest by the steward.”
“In turn, he helped the steward up with the Ancient Mariner's sea-chest.”
“My belongings were packed snugly in a sea-chest, and I was all ready to buy my ticket and ride down on the train to Oakland, when Neil Partington arrived in Benicia.”
“He went over to Liverpool to rummage in his great sea-chest for the flying-fish”
“Remained only a sea-chest and two suit-cases, themselves too large for the porthole but bare of contents.”
“He looked for his clothes, that he might arise and extricate himself from this den of horrors; but his clothes were nowhere to be seen, nor did he see his portmanteau, or sea-chest.”
“Hartley accordingly proceeded to inform him of the particulars preceding his birth, and those which followed after it; while Middlemas, seated on a sea-chest, listened with inimitable composure to a tale which went to root up the flourishing hopes of wealth which he had lately so fondly entertained.”
“Then he came down from the mast-head and opening his sea-chest, pulled out a bag of blue cotton, from which he took a powder like ashes.”
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