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  • Gradually, however, the after-thwart became clear.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • "Ah, le petit bon homme vit encore!" cried Antoine, hearing the voice and bending over from his seat on the after-thwart, being anxious as to the condition of the patients to whom Jacques was ministering.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • Grimalson lounged on the after-thwart -- facing me, as you might say, and with his back to the men, but lolling sideways over the gunwale.

    Foe-Farrell

  • We had that line out in double-quick time, cut away the hooks, and then proceeded to knot it at exact intervals corresponding with the length of the boat's after-thwart.

    Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun A Story of the Russo-Japanese War

  • Then, each still grasping the gunwale with one hand, they worked the boat out yard by yard, swaying her fore and aft whenever a lull in the seas came, and jerking the water out of her by degrees till the two Savage Islanders were able to clamber in and bale out with the wooden bucket slung under the after-thwart, while the white man kept her head to the sea.

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • The captain was steering; Chard sat on the after-thwart, facing him.

    Tessa 1901

  • Tessa stood up on the after-thwart, and watched through Atkin's glasses; the heavy bullets all fell short.

    Tessa 1901

  • "Stand up, mademoiselle," said Barebone, himself balanced on the after-thwart.

    The Last Hope

  • "No, no!" he said, as Septimus Marvin made room for him on the after-thwart.

    The Last Hope

  • "Stand up, mademoiselle," said Barebone, himself balanced on the after-thwart.

    The Last Hope

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