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  • n. Plural form of hulk.

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Examples

  • The two lemkin hulks continued to pull on the rope, bringing in all of the slack as they neared a curved post that sat at the side of the largest burrow.

    The Size of Things « A Fly in Amber

  • To be a shuttlecock between two racquets — one called the hulks, and the other the police — is a life in which success means never-ending toil, and peace and quiet seem quite impossible.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • -- one called the hulks, and the other the police -- is a life in which success means never-ending toil, and peace and quiet seem quite impossible.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Now the hulks are a disgrace to Europe, and a most incongruous appendage to a system that professes to cure by separate confinement.

    It Is Never Too Late to Mend

  • "Reflect! how certain of destruction is the path you now tread; the gallows and the hulks are the only goals!"

    Paul Clifford — Volume 06

  • October, 1748, she was reported among the "hulks" in port.

    American Prisoners of the Revolution

  • Tom Rogers, author of Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics, joins us to discuss leaping hulks, giant ants, and why shooting down alien spaceships is harder than it looks.

    John Joseph Adams » 2010 » March

  • This grueling post-apocalyptic National Book Award winner earns its scenes of menace and the odd expletive by believably conjuring a future in which people survive by scavenging materials from the rusting hulks of oil tankers.

    Darkness Too Visible

  • I looked back at the misshapen, starved, sick, stumbling hulks of men who trod the dreary round of the windlass.

    CHAPTER VI

  • With the Afghanistan and Iraq hulks still burning on the horizon, the "west" is proposing to send another Crusader army into another Arab nation?

    Letters: Libya and foreign intervention

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