Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A chest or locker on shipboard for holding signal-flags.

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Examples

  • I climbed the ladder after him, and to my horror beheld him in a drunken frenzy drag a black flag with a rudely painted skull and cross-bones from the signal-chest, and with uncertain fingers toggle it to the ensign haulyards and hoist to the peak, where it fluttered grimly in the light wind like an evil augur on a fair day.

    Richard Carvel

  • Presently he lays down the glass on the signal-chest, fumbles in his coat, and brings out the little gold brooch I had not set eyes on since Dolly and he and I had stood together on the Betsy's deck.

    Richard Carvel

  • I was on the signal-chest abaft, counting the convoy, when Swinburne came up to me.

    Peter Simple; and, The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2

  • a drunken frenzy drag a black flag with a rudely painted skull and cross-bones from the signal-chest, and with uncertain fingers toggle it to the ensign haulyards and hoist to the peak, where it fluttered grimly in the light wind like an evil augur on a fair day.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

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