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  • Oops, sorry, what goes on in the foc'sle, stays in the foc'sle

    Quick crossword No 12,704

  • Prepare to lower the foc'sle and main pillage and plunder and put big hickeys on all the fair damsels!

    Arrrr Ye Slimey Bilge Rats, 'Tis Talk Like A Pirate Day!

  • I didn't quite care for the all-yellow crew, though - I like to hear a British or Yankee voice in the foc'sle; it's reassuring-like.

    Flashman's Lady

  • He would go and sit down with them in the foc'sle, chatting with them rather like a brother than a high officer, yet without loss of dignity or respect.

    Humphrey Bold A Story of the Times of Benbow

  • "Just a foc'sle tenor," Jason said and explained that he was on his way home from Singapore -- a conference on Data Protocols for the 21st

    Joe Burke's Last Stand

  • But pistols and pikes had been sarved out, and when they came bundlin 'over into the foc'sle, we bundled 'em back into the Hugli, and you may be sure they wasn't exactly seaworthy when they got there.

    In Clive's Command A Story of the Fight for India

  • The baby language of Bludston would petrify the foc'sle of a tramp, steamer.

    The Fortunate Youth

  • It came right on over our bow, over our foc'sle head, over the forward gun.

    The U-boat hunters

  • The shield to the forward gun stood probably six feet above the foc'sle deck.

    The U-boat hunters

  • Then there was an interval -- an interval in which everybody fore and aft, appeared to be waiting for something; the something being at that precise moment standing at the foot of the foc'sle ladder, trying to screw its courage up.

    More Cargoes 1897

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