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  • adj. which is in a ship; especially which is bound there, unable to leave.


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  •  He was a shipbound mech-bot with a claw for manipulating wires and circuitboards.

    Love Rusts

  • Most shipbound people slept almost nude on deck, though not as peacefully as at sea.

    Morgan’s Run

  • A few canons had expressed fear that men spending a lifetime shipbound, no chaplain among them, might fall into despair, curse God, yes, commit the sin against nature.


  • This, she thought, ended the matter; it was unfortunate that they should be shipbound on the Nile; but she trusted to his tact and good sense to save them both from embarrassment.

    Ranson's Folly

  • Of course the rum came on board the moment the crew was set at liberty, the marines having contributed to a pool which ensured that, shipbound or no, they would still be able to moisten their parched throats with something stronger than Sinclair’s fucken grog.

    Morgan’s Run


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