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  • "...it was the Captain's washing, shaving and powdering closet, and together with its companion on the other side (his privy) it was one of the few upper parts of the ship left undisturbed when she was cleared for action... it made a pleasant little place from which to view proceedings; and Stephen was luckier with his sash-light than any of the hundred-odd below decks..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 156

    See another usage note on lee-brace.

    March 6, 2008