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  • n. Plural form of gunnel.


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  • Even the "gunnels" were sometimes used in Cincinnati as foundations for houses.

    The Old Northwest : A chronicle of the Ohio Valley and beyond

  • Loaded to the "gunnels," the half-dozen machines finally got under way, and off they went into the night, chortling with an excitement all their own.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • His hands rested on the gunnels as if he expected rough water.

    Fire The Sky

  • The vessel they brought for Pearl Hand had been crafted by a master thin hulled, with decorative carving below the gunnels.

    Fire The Sky

  • You know this already, if you've ever gripped the gunnels with fear in the midst of changing seas and hoped your thin hull will hold out the bottomless depths.

    Deborah Schoeberlein: The Ships of Life

  • The day's racing was topped and tailed by the hirsute raggle-taggle folkies of the Hothouse Flowers and an assortment of Irish dancers performing in the Centaur while the Guinness Village was stuffed to the gunnels with heavily refreshed revellers, many of whom were dressed as leprechauns or snake-banishing saints.

    Cheltenham Festival diary | Sport | The Guardian

  • My canoe was rescued in a semi crushed state, a buddy fixed the fiberglass and I replaced trim, gunnels and thwarts.

    Want a Boat? Build Your Own

  • If you load a cube to the gunnels six decks with food and animals, as Utanapishtim did, it will slowly roll over in the water and capsize at the slightest movement of the waves.

    Modern Science in the Bible

  • Edible Souvenirs On seeing outbound French holiday makers in cars packed to the gunnels with bicycles, parasols and cooler boxes, it seems there's not a millimeter of space to spare.

    Visiting Charm-Guaranteed French Villages

  • Deposits are flowing in over the gunnels and there is no place to put them.

    J.P. Morgan Parks Cash at Central Banks as Deposits Grow


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