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'd give my wage an' share to see him at the gangway o' the old Ohio 'fore we quit floggin'.
The gangway was removed and the vessel indulged in the awkward evolutions that were to detach her from the land.
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.
The boys made a dash of it for the gangway platform, swimming the fastest strokes they knew, pellmell, floundering and splashing, fright in their faces, clambering out with jumps and surges, any way to get out, lending one another a hand to safety, till all were strung along the gangway and peering down into the water.
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.
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.
A portion of several boards holding together had fallen across the rail, and one end protruded overboard, like a gangway leading upon nothing, like a gangway leading over the deep sea, leading to death--as if inviting us to walk the plank at once and be done with our ridiculous troubles.