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Synonyms for hatchway

an entrance equipped with a hatch

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Just as I was beginning to hope that the mate would come out calmer, for I heard him knocking away at something in the hold, and work is good for him, there came up the hatchway a sudden, startled scream, which made my blood run cold, and up on the deck he came as if shot from a gun, a raging madman, with his eyes rolling and his face convulsed with fear.
The red-haired man gave a yawp of exultation and stood staggering, and as it seemed to me in serious danger of either going backwards down the companion hatchway or forwards upon his victim.
And now abaft the flaming hatchway there were only we four surviving saloon passengers, the captain, his steward, the Zambesi negro, and the quarter-master at the wheel.
It was strange enough, in the silence of midnight, and the dead stillness that seemed to be created by the sudden and unexpected stoppage of the engine which had been clanking and blasting in our ears incessantly for so many days, to watch the look of blank astonishment expressed in every face: beginning with the officers, tracing it through all the passengers, and descending to the very stokers and furnacemen, who emerged from below, one by one, and clustered together in a smoky group about the hatchway of the engine-room, comparing notes in whispers.
Some- times a man, as he dashed a bucketful of water down the hatchway, would yell out, 'Hurrah for Bankok
Concrete corridors with low ceilings, cables strung along the walls, iron doors, vents, hatchways, pale fluorescent lightning.
Every once in a while Peleg came hobbling out of his whalebone den, roaring at the men down the hatchways, roaring up to the riggers at the masthead, and then concluded by roaring back into his wigwam.
Visitors crawled on hands and knees to discover the many rooms in the holds of the ships, complete with wooden floors, tiny doors and hatchways, fishing baskets and many half-decayed objects, reminders of past activity.
Decatur wrote in his report, "I immediately fired her in her Store Rooms, Gun Room Cockpit and Birth [Berth] Decks, and remained on board until the flames had issued from the Spar Deck Hatchways and Ports.
Water drips from overhead wires and structure and seeps into hatchways.
In case of Alarm during the Night, the Guard on Duty is immediately to occupy the Hatchways, and if necessary, employ their Arms to repel any attempt by the Convicts to gain the Deck.
Spot weld shut all but two vessel hatchways, pressure up fire hoses, and arm crew.
Bartolome de Las Casas, the great defender of Indian rights, wrote in his History of the Indies what he learned from participant sailors in the trade: "they used to stuff shipholds with hundreds of Indians of both sexes and all ages, pack them like sardines and close off the hatchways to prevent escape, thus shutting off air and light .
In addition, she guided the business through several acquisitions, including that of Victory Treads in 2011, Arden Architectural Specialties in 2008 and Babcock-Davis Hatchways in 2001.
Avoid one that is so big you have trouble filling it as well as fancy gimmicks, such as sliding hatchways and venting systems, which are unnecessary.