from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, same as bilge-keel.


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  • The fact that there had been a collision, that the _Niccola's_ engines were melted to unlovely scrap, that the Plumie ship was now welded irremovably to a side-keel, and that a Plumie was signaling to humans while both ships went spinning through space toward an unknown destination -- these things did not affect the obligations of the radar room.

    The Aliens


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