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.
Burning pieces of cloth fell from the turret down into the handling-room.
Leading from the handling-room were the magazines.
There's a pocket knife forge upstairs, close to your handling-room.
Henry Little was in his handling-room, working away, with a bright perspective before him, when Bayne knocked at the door, and entered with
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.