Gangway


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Gangway

The opening on a ship through which cargo can be carried on or off.
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I had a lively picture of Captain Nichols flying headlong down a narrow gangway before the uplifted foot of an angry mate, and, like a true Englishman, rejoicing in the spirit of the Mercantile Marine.
Geraldine told him, as they climbed up the gangway.
The man who was standing the anchor-watch ran down the gangway and hauled him out of the water.
We walked in a body a few steps on a greasy pavement between her side and the towering wall of a warehouse and I hit my shins cruelly against the end of the gangway.
This request forced the communicative cleric out of the gangway, and before he could speak in the next room, the girl was talking with strange incisiveness.
We have this call to play in Finsbury Circus, it is true," said Herr Liesecke, as he edged past her and reached the gangway just as the music started.
And, with a little nod, Lord Amersteth rose and sidled to the gangway.
At the sight of Falk, stepping over the gangway, the excellent man would begin to mumble and chew between his teeth something that sounded like German swear-words.
For a moment he stood erect, one foot over the gangway, one hand on the hilt of his kriss, in a martial pose; and, relieved from the fear of outer darkness, he held his head high, he swept a serene look over his conquered foothold on the earth.
He knew what the gangway man of the steamer had seen: "A lady in a black dress and a black veil, wandering at midnight alongside, on the quay.
With a seaman on each side holding him up under the arms, the mate went over the gangway more sullen than ever.
The officers, smartly dressed, are at the gangway handing the passengers up the side, and hurrying the men.