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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a flush deck: as, a flush-decked steamer. See deck, 2.

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Examples

  • Captain Samuels, heavy and tall, stood at the white line which marked off the quarterdeck from the rest of the flush-decked frigate.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • About a hundred and thirty feet I made her, a long lean hull like an ancestral clipper ship, sleekly flush-decked except for a small poop and wheelhouse, and a larger hatchway which must cover the hold - easily big enough to take a container.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Pretty Jane was a flush-decked brig, save that amidships she carried a small but substantial deckhouse for her passengers.

    Hornblower In The West Indies

  • Racked into a flush-decked recess on one side of the hull was a crane arm with a two-hundred-ton lift capacity.

    Code Three

  • _Savannah_ shows a ship-rigged, flush-decked vessel with a small deckhouse forward of the mainmast and nearly abreast of the side paddle wheels.

    The Pioneer Steamship Savannah: A Study for a Scale Model United States National Museum Bulletin 228, 1961, pages 61-80

  • The galliasse was sometimes flush-decked, without poop and forecastle, and sometimes built with both, but she was never so "high charged" as the galleon.

    On the Spanish Main Or, Some English forays on the Isthmus of Darien.

  • She was flush-decked, and sat high in the water, with a freeboard of nearly five feet.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate

  • An English navy list of 1545 shows four clumsy old-fashioned "great-ships" of upwards of 1000 tons, but second to these a dozen newer vessels of distinctly galleon lines, lower than the great-ships, flush-decked, and sail-driven.

    A History of Sea Power

  • There were six feet of head-room below, and she was crown-decked and flush-decked.

    Chapter 17

  • The other three turned to see what it was that had so disturbed their comrade, and then they, too, were struck dumb with consternation; for, standing at the door of the companion-hatch -- the barque was a flush-decked vessel -- was the mandarin whom they had left for dead.

    John Thorndyke's Cases related by Christopher Jervis and edited by R. Austin Freeman

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