Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sick-bay.

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Examples

  • Trimmens, the sick-berth steward, on the contrary, never moved a muscle of his mahogany face when ` Ugly 'said that he had knocked his head against the hatchway, and I told a ` banger' by volunteering the statement that I had broken a plate on the mess-table, and one of the pieces had run into my arm.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • "Yes, sir," answered the sick-berth steward in the same snappy, mechanical way; and then, turning to us, he said, "Which of ye came first, boys?"

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • With that, the sick-berth steward, hailing the ship's corporal, who had been waiting all the while at the entrance to the doctor's sanctum, handed him our papers; and the three of us were then escorted to the paymaster's office, aft there, to undergo our last ordeal.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • "Faith, sor, I'll fill out soon enough whin I git outside ov a good male or two," pleaded the defaulter, on the sick-berth steward noting the deficiency.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • Here, the sick-berth steward, distinguished by a red-cross badge within

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • The sick-berth steward then proceeded to put a tape-measure round his body, just under the armpits, compassing his chest.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • "Yes, sir," replied the sick-berth steward, opening his mouth, and closing it again with a sort of snap, and uttering the two words as one.

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • On arrival at Devonport, the sick-berth steward took me to the hospital in the naval barracks, where I lay in bed six weeks.

    From Lower Deck to Pulpit

  • Harry Sumner, a very young midshipman, alone in the world, who is wounded in a minor skirmish, and by Chapter 8 is met with in a sick-berth, fully expecting to die.

    Hurricane Hurry

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