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Berth

A place on a port or dock where a ship is tied when not in use. Large ports have different berths for different purposes. For example, a ship storing natural gas may dock at a berth away from other ships.
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I swung my legs over the side of my berth and sat forward, as he was sitting, all attention.
First we had supper, and then tramped up and down the deck together smoking till most midnight; then we went and set down in my stateroom and locked the doors and looked in the piece of paper to see if the di'monds was all right, then laid it on the lower berth right in full sight; and there we set, and set, and by-and-by it got to be dreadful hard to keep awake.
Well, I got my boots on, and we went down and slipped in and laid the paper of sugar on the berth, and sat down soft and sheepish and went to listening to Bud Dixon snore.
They went on board and the captain instantly conducted them to the berth prepared for them -- a cabin which was to serve for all purposes and for the whole party; he then tried to slip away under pretext of giving orders to some one.
We, his officers, could hear him moving about in his berth, or lightly snoring, or fetching deep sighs, or splashing and blowing in his bath-room; and we made our reports to him through the keyhole, as it were.
His grand-nephew had given him the sofa, occupying the lower berth himself.
This was the master of a sailors' boarding-house, a huge mulatto with a heavy fist, who gave the stranded mariner food and shelter till he found him a berth.
Like a wild beast he sprang upon her, and with his strong fingers at her throat forced her backward upon the berth.
If a man of your age, holding certificates, has not got past a second officer's berth, there must be a black mark against him somewhere.
I lay in a berth amid the familiar surroundings of the stateroom of a steamer.
What comes after is about the most unpleasant time for a youngster, the trying to get an officer's berth with nothing much to show but a brand-new certificate.
He got the berth as what we should call a chief mate.