from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as coaming.


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  • Kirk, in a reefer any number of sizes too large for him, sat on a hatch-coaming and drank in the flying wonder of the schooner's way.

    The Happy Venture

  • Slowly, slowly it lifted and rested on the big blunt bows of the _Narcissus_, hovered there a few seconds and came slowly aft, and as it lighted up the main deck Mr. Henckel rose from behind the hatch-coaming.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

  • "I'll have to flank that fella an 'put a shtop to this nonsense," Mr. Reardon decided presently, and forthwith crept across the deck on his hands and knees until he reached the hatch-coaming.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

  • He sat down very suddenly on the hatch-coaming and covered his terrible face with his terrible hands.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

  • Narcissus; so he kept the searchlight on the combatants while Mr. Reardon bent Mr. Henckel's back over the hatch-coaming, took his automatic away from him, and proceeded to take a cast of the mate's features in the vulcanite butt of the weapon.

    Cappy Ricks Retires

  • Colonel Bishop sat himself down on the hatch-coaming, took off his broad hat, and mopped his brow.

    Captain Blood

  • He stumbles against a hatch-coaming and kicks his shoe across the deck.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

  • Then -- sitting round the fo'c's'le, some on the edge of the hatch-coaming, some dangling their legs over the windlass bitts, and others bringing themselves to an anchor on a coil of the bower hawser, that had not been stowed away properly below, but remained lumbering the deck -- all began to yarn about the events of the day.

    The Island Treasure

  • Why, back of the hatch-coaming, of course -- or the winch. "

    Cappy Ricks Retires


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