shipping-office love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a shipping-agent.
  • n. The office of a shipping-master, where sailors are shipped or engaged.


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  • While waiting for attention in the shipping-office, with the Alta agent, he heard a newspaper man inquire what notables were going.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • The clerk at the shipping-office had lied absurdly when he had said that very few people were crossing on the _Atlantic_ this voyage.

    Piccadilly Jim

  • He had never done anything so reckless as actually to ask a skipper for the chance to go a-sailing, but he had once gone into a mission society's free shipping-office on West Street where a disapproving elder had grumped at him,

    Our Mr. Wrenn, the Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • But the marine-store shops, with their tarpaulin suits hanging outside open-armed and oscillating, looked across to the men lounging against the shipping-office railings, and the idlers stared across at the tarpaulins.

    London River

  • The front part of the shipping-office on Atlantic Avenue was a glass-inclosed room littered with chairs, piles of circulars, old pictures of Cunarders, older calendars, and directories to be ranked as antiques.

    Our Mr. Wrenn: The Romantic Adventures of a Gentle Man

  • The young operators therefore visited another shipping-office to make inquiries as to vessels for Brazil, and encountered an old Spaniard who sat in a chair near the steamer agent's desk, and to whom they explained their intentions.

    Edison, His Life and Inventions, vol. 1

  • One of the members of the firm to which our ship belonged, Mr. S——, had been himself a master of a vessel, and generally selected the crew from a number sent down to him from the shipping-office.

    Concluding Chapter

  • She hesitated at the window of a shipping-office in Cockspur Street and at the Army and Navy Stores, but decided that perhaps there would be some special and customary hour, and that it would be better for her to find this out before she made her attempt.

    Ann Veronica: A Modern Love Story

  • At length, according to his own account, being desirous of returning home, he went to a shipping-office, where the shipping articles of the California were open.

    Chapter XXIX. Loading for Home-A Surprise-Last of an Old Friend-The Last Hide-A Hard Case-Up Anchor, for Home!-Homeward Bound

  • She hesitated at the window of a shipping-office in Cockspur Street and at the Army and

    Ann Veronica, a modern love story


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