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- n. Leave of absence granted to a sailor to go ashore.
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- n. Free time given to sailors of the military navy when they are off duty and allowed to disembark and spend time on land.
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- n. leave granted to a sailor or naval officer
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In 1869, during a shore leave in Hobart, struck with some indeterminate disease, Lanney died in his room at the Dog and Partridge Hotel.
Sailors alternated shore leave with three or four days of shipboard preparations, with most of the men of VF-51 making time to visit John Moore in the hospital in Yokohama.
She even spent a shore leave there once, playing a miserable game of sharash’di and listening to my old Stargazer stories.
On HMS Superb, Admiral Seymour returned to his telescope and gave his batman Strackett a day’s shore leave among the seamy delights of the Orient.
Captain Janna Demitrijian was unimpressed by Lieutenant Nog’s offer of shore leave on Deep Space 9 and Bajor, as all the facilities there could be matched at Starbase 96 Cold Fusion.
Accordingly she is not to be permitted shore leave on the following planets, as her activities constitute an infringement of planetary laws restricting proselytization of government groups and/or an embarrassment to Central World Service: Ras Algothi, Ras Alhague, and Sabek.
IT WAS NOT CAPTAIN KIRK WHO FOUND THE FIRST loose end of the knot of time and space whose center was Starbase Twelve, but Lieutenants Uhura and Sulu, returning to the transporter section disgracefully late from the Wonder Bar, with eight minutes to go of a twelve-hour shore leave on the base.
“As I said in my original communication, you’ll have shore leave for your crew on Bajor, which is one of the loveliest planets in the quadrant—plus whatever maintenance your ship needs from my engineering staff.”