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a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments

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Most of it had gone overboard--stove, men's quarters, and their property, all was gone; but two posts, holding a portion of the bulkhead to which Abraham's bunk was attached, remained as if by a mir- acle.
To steady himself, he pressed his shoulder against the white bulkhead, one knee bent, and a sweat-rag tucked in his belt hanging on his hip.
'Maybe; but I say, if I lived, I, and I alone, would know that one had come by night, as a common thief perhaps, to Mahbub Ali's bulkhead in the serai, and there had slain him, either before or after that thief had made a full search into his saddlebags and between the soles of his slippers.
Only, the second fakir, whom the Sahibs beat senseless, was the man who came to search thy bulkhead at Lahore.
Here, too, Mahbub Ali rented a room, much more securely locked than his bulkhead at Lahore, in the house of a Mohammedan cattle-dealer.
It laid over by the bulkhead, and was nearly the color of the carpet.
Disposed about these muskets, like the cutlasses that decorate the bulkhead of a man-of-war's cabin, were a great variety of rude spears and paddles, javelins, and war-clubs.
For'ard of this room, separated by a tight bulkhead, was the forecastle where lived the boat's crew.
Remained the steerage, just for'ard of the cabin, separated from it by a stout bulkhead and entered by a companionway on the main deck.
Here is a hogshead of molasses or of brandy directed to John Smith, Cuttingsville, Vermont, some trader among the Green Mountains, who imports for the farmers near his clearing, and now perchance stands over his bulkhead and thinks of the last arrivals on the coast, how they may affect the price for him, telling his customers this moment, as he has told them twenty times before this morning, that he expects some by the next train of prime quality.
The dome comes with a couple of bulkheads; the larger bulkhead slipped on over the prop attach bushings, the prop was mounted and then the smaller front bulkhead is installed, through which all of the bolts ran.
Multiple stiffness improvement methods including adding bulkheads to the frame rails, increasing the thickness of frame parts, and enlarging the cross sections on the frame rails were evaluated utilizing a material efficiency ratio defined as [34]:
STEP 4: Attach bulkhead fittings to the baffle plate, 3/4-inch bulkheads for bendable pipe and 2-inch bulkheads for PVC pipes.
Many times, but certainly not always, these seats are bulkheads or exit rows.