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  • noun Plural form of steerage.

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Examples

  • Packed into steerages with next to no sanitation, it was no wonder so many, especially women and small children, didn't survive the voyage.

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  • He had worked for many hours on a letter to Istra in which he avoided mention of such indecent matters as steerages and immigrants.

    Our Mr. Wrenn

  • We are peculiarly subject in our great ports to the spread of infectious diseases by reason of the fact that unrestricted immigration brings to us out of European cities, in the overcrowded steerages of great steamships, a large number of persons whose surroundings make them the easy victims of the plague.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • He had worked for many hours on a letter to Istra in which he avoided mention of such indecent matters as steerages and immigrants.

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

  • He had worked for many hours on a letter to Istra in which he avoided mention of such indecent matters as steerages and immigrants.

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

  • This leprous plague, this offspring of crowded and dirty tenements and of foul ship-steerages, seemed doubly unholy here in the clean sanity of the hills.

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  • Rumours and legends were current in the steerages about his antecedents.

    Essays of Travel

  • Away abaft the engines and below the officers 'cabins, to complete our survey of the vessel, there is yet a third nest of steerages, labelled 4 and 5.

    Essays of Travel

  • The second cabin, to return, is thus a modified oasis in the very heart of the steerages.

    Essays of Travel

  • His taste was for the society of gentlemen, of whom, with the reader's permission, there was no lack in our five steerages and second cabin; and he avoided the rough and positive with a girlish shrinking.

    Essays of Travel

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