from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a warship, an ammunition handling-room; a comparment immediately adjacent to those in which ammunition is stored and into which they open.


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  • The crew of that handling-room could have jumped into the passageway, made their way up a ladder, and so on to the free and safe air of the open deck.

    The U-boat hunters

  • Burning pieces of cloth fell from the turret down into the handling-room.

    The U-boat hunters

  • Leading from the handling-room were the magazines.

    The U-boat hunters

  • There's a pocket knife forge upstairs, close to your handling-room.

    Put Yourself in His Place

  • Henry Little was in his handling-room, working away, with a bright perspective before him, when Bayne knocked at the door, and entered with

    Put Yourself in His Place

  • This epigram put Cheetham in good humor with himself, and, when Henry told him he did not feel quite safe, even in his own forge, nor in his handling-room, and gave his reasons, "Oh," said cheerful Cheetham, "that is nothing.

    Put Yourself in His Place


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