from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a day on which liberty is granted.
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As we were to be here over Sunday, and Monterey was the best place to go ashore on the whole coast, and we had had no liberty-day for nearly three months, every one was for going ashore.
Our forecastle, as usual after a liberty-day, was a scene of tumult all night long, from the drunken ones.
It is a pity that some other arrangement is not made in merchant vessels, with regard to the liberty-day.
It is a pity that some other arrangement is not made in merchant vessels with regard to the liberty-day.
It was liberty-day for the women to come and go, when among those who rushed down the ladders, one came into the birth where I was, followed by one of my messmates carrying her pattens and a small bundle, when fixing her hollow eyes on me for about a minute, she gave a loud shriek, and fell as if dead upon the spot.