companionway


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a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship

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From the engine room companionway came the engineer and stockers, and together we leaped after the balance of the crew and into the hand-to-hand fight that was covering the wet deck with red blood.
Once, polishing the brasswork on the hand-rails of the cabin companionway, Daughtry overheard the ancient one explaining his terrible scar and missing fingers to Grimshaw and the Armenian Jew.
Now her doubts turned quickly to fears, and with a little gasp of dismay at the grim possibilities which surged through her imagination she ran quickly to the companionway, but above her she saw that the hatch was down, and when she reached the top that it was fastened.
As he was about to emerge from the companionway, the ship's clock in the cabin began to strike and he stopped to listen.
In the great curve which it described, however, his glance was arrested by the figure of a young lady who had just ascended to the deck and who paused at the mouth of the companionway.
It was at the end of the week, with the whiskey gone, and the pearl buyers sober, that I happened to glance at the barometer that hung in the cabin companionway.
Her galley is on the port side of the companionway, and has a huon pine bench seat between the stove and engine box that provides a snug, safe position to cook from regardless of the tack or angle of heel.
Modifications include a stern power lift mechanism for easy, safe dockside boarding, a ramp for side boarding and a doorless companionway to the cabin and sleeping quarters below.
The left propeller vanished, there was a huge hole in our side and companionway, and the cockpit was a shambles of broken glass.
Its wider stance also allows for easy-entry bow and stern companionway entrances.
Motorman Leonard Able descended the narrow little companionway to his engines - it was his first trip and one of the purposes of the practice was to let him get the feel of the boat.
The smoking room is one deck below on the upper deck, off the first class entrance lobby and easily reached from the main saloon on the deck below using the companionway linking it to entrance lobby.
For example, if the hook is on the winch cable and the knob is turned counterclockwise, the hydraulic power will pull the hook into and through the companionway floor like scissors cutting paper
he came toward her along the companionway wearing a white tee light from the portholes strobing across his cheekbones.
As the Lakeman's bare head was just level with the planks, the Captain and his posse leaped the barricade, and rapidly drawing over the slide of the scuttle, planted their group of hands upon it, and loudly called for the steward to bring the heavy brass padlock belonging to the companionway.