from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as fashion-timber.
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The water was pouring down the cabin companion-way like a sluice; and as I stood, for an instant, on the fashion-piece, I saw Mr. Osgood, with his head and part of his shoulders through one of the cabin windows, struggling to get out.
I then crawled quite aft, as far as the fashion-piece.