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Synonyms for hatchway

an entrance equipped with a hatch

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There has been a time when a ship's chief mate, pocket-book in hand and pencil behind his ear, kept one eye aloft upon his riggers and the other down the hatchway on the stevedores, and watched the disposition of his ship's cargo, knowing that even before she started he was already doing his best to secure for her an easy and quick passage.
I saw him come out on deck again with a tool chest and lantern, and go down the forward hatchway.
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 cook stuck his head out of the galley door and grinned encouragingly at me, at the same time jerking his thumb in the direction of the man who paced up and down by the hatchway.
I had paused half way through the hatchway, looking back, still astonished beyond measure at the grotesque ugliness of this black-faced creature.
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.
D'Artagnan picked up two or three old sails hung on the walls, and meeting nothing to suspect, regained by the hatchway the deck of the vessel.
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.
But I didn't have much chance to enjoy my hatred then, for almost immediately the lookout poked his face over the hatchway and bawled down that there was smoke on the horizon, dead ahead.
See here," said Holmes, pointing to the wooden hatchway.
Perimeter the machine will bring: (a) safety rails of at least 80 cm high of material corresponding to the construction materials of the machinery and access stairs where mechanical systems are accessible to visitors, Which need maintenance or replacement in the event of a breakdown and where else is considered necessary; (b) easily detachable or tilting hatchways.
Melvin Tolson offers a powerful, it brief, summation of the Middle Passage in Libretto for the Republic of Liberia: "here / Gehenna hatchways vomit up / The debits of pounds of flesh" (1953, lines 149-51).
Concrete corridors with low ceilings, cables strung along the walls, iron doors, vents, hatchways, pale fluorescent lightning.
The between-decks were clear, the hatchways open, and a cool breeze blowing through them, the ship under easy way, and everything comfortable.
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.