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  • n. Plural form of hatchway.


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  • The fifteen hundred men seem to be all shouting at once, and the din which comes up through the hatchways is fearful.

    The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither

  • Some he could identify as hatchways, ship locks or docking towers; other shapes were not familiar to him.

    The Dragon Lensman

  • The organ was often lashed, and I had enough to do to keep my balance, the crew on such occasions clinging to fixtures such as hatchways and stanchions with one hand, and holding the hymn-book in the other, singing heartily: --

    From Lower Deck to Pulpit

  • Pacing back and forth the length of the hatchways and savagely chewing the end of a cigar, was the man whose casual glance had rescued me from the sea.

    Chapter 2

  • Tiny men and women crawled out of the various hatchways.


  • But standing on it, Tally could see air vents, antennae, maintenance hatchways, and of course the big circular door that the hovercars had come through, now closed.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Overhead a series of movable hatchways were crisscrossed by cables and pulleys and dangling things that—in spite of the narrow light offered by his handbeam—managed to gouge his shoulders and his back.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Slipping into one of the hatchways on her right, she entered the main area of the ship.

    The Moses Expedition

  • Fallen in corridors, sprawled across escape pod hatchways, on sickbay cots, on top of computer stations, with blood and spittle pooled in the corners of their mouths, with expressions of agony frozen on their faces.


  • The foot of the mast supported the partition which separated the two cabins, which were reached by two hatchways let into the deck.

    The Mysterious Island


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