from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cabin situated in the forward part of a vessel.


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  • When, on leaving Norway, it was a question of finding a good place for our twenty pairs of ski, we found we should have to share our own quarters with them; they were all disposed under the ceiling of the fore-cabin.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • The fore-cabin was washed and cleaned up till the Ripolin paint and the brass shone with equal brilliance; Rönne decorated the workroom with signal flags, and the good old "Happy Christmas" greeted us in a transparency over the door of the saloon.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • At five o'clock the engine was stopped, and all hands assembled in the fore-cabin, leaving only the man at the wheel on deck.

    The South Pole~ From Madeira to the Barrier

  • In the rather severe rolling the collar of the mast in the fore-cabin was loosened a little; this let the water in, and there was a slight flooding of Lieutenant Nilsen's cabin and mine.

    The South Pole~ On the Way to the South

  • I huddle on my clothes, go down into the fore-cabin, get shaved by the barber, and wash myself.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • The menials must have wept together in the kitchen precincts whilst the master and mistress took a last wild embrace in the drawing-room; they must have hung round each other in the fore-cabin, whilst their principals broke their hearts in the grand saloon.

    The Virginians

  • The prisoner had been placed in the fore-cabin, where he remained quiet, silent, apparently deaf and dumb.

    The Mysterious Island

  • The prisoner remained quiet in the fore-cabin, and as he had been a sailor it appeared that the motion of the vessel might produce on him a salutary reaction.

    The Mysterious Island

  • And already, and in various corners and niches, lying on coils of rope, black tar-cloths, ragged cloaks, or hay, you see a score of those dubious fore-cabin passengers, who are never shaved, who always look unhappy, and appear getting ready to be sick.

    Little Travels and Roadside Sketches

  • On previous expeditions the cabins, provision hold aft, and workrooms forward of the fore-cabin, had been insulated with several thicknesses of wooden panelling.

    The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian antarctic expedition in the 'Fram', 1910 to 1912


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