GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [Eng.] old or dismasted ships, formerly used as prisons.
“Once you board the hulks moored around the Royal Arsenal, you encounter London.”
“Avignon; eight Brothers were transported to the hulks of Rochefort, where four died of neglect and starvation in 1794 and 1795.”
“My lampoonist friend in London says that everybody sentenced to transportation to Africa will be moved from the county gaols to the hulks in the Thames.”
“Enormous hedgeless fields slide by, half flooded by the recent rains and in poor heart, the flatness relieved only by rusting dumps of derelict machinery and the hulks of abandoned factories, their windows so diligently smashed by some local Cromwell that hardly a whole pane survives.”
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