from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical See gallery, 9.


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  • “Follow me,” he replied, and they all went into the stern-gallery, and from thence to the upper-quarter-gallery on the poop.

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  • Captain Pierce gave Mr. Rogers a nod, and they took a lamp and went together into the stern-gallery, where, after viewing the rocks for some time, Captain Pierce asked Mr. Rogers if he thought there was any possibility of saving the girls; to which he replied, he feared there was none; for they could only discover the black face of the perpendicular rock, and not the cavern which afforded shelter to those who escaped.

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  • All this I see as I sit in the little stern-gallery mentioned just now.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • And by the time that Brimblecombe and Yeo shouted from the stern-gallery below that the quarter-deck was won, few on either side but had their shrewd scratch to show.

    Westward Ho!

  • We had provided ourselves, instead of ladders, with bamboos rigged with cross-pieces, and a hook of strong wood at the top of each; they hang at your stern-gallery now.

    Westward Ho!

  • The cabin was full of armed men, two of whom were lashing up the bishop in his hammock; two more had seized Tita; and more were clambering up into the stern-gallery beyond, wild figures, with bright blades and armor gleaming in the starlight.

    Westward Ho!

  • When we entered the stern-gallery, we found two persons, now on board this ship, in the very act, sir, and article, of cutting your sinful throat, that they might rob you of the casket which lay beneath your pillow.

    Westward Ho!

  • Yet there were two exceptions: two French officers betrayed no anxiety to avail themselves of any means of safety, but continued walking up and down the stern-gallery, apparently engaged in conversation, until the ship, having admitted the water into her ports, was engulfed.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • A fire of pistols or muskets, opening from the admiral's stern-gallery of the San Josef,

    The Life of the Right Honourable Horatio Lord Viscount Nelson, Volume 1

  • The moon had not yet risen when, in despite of Adam's warnings and remonstrances, I set the great boat-cloak about me and stepped forth into the stern-gallery of the ship, whence I might look down and behold the dark loom of the longboat, a gliding, glimmering shadow upon the white spume of the wake.

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance


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