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  • Beds resembling the bunks in the foc's'le of a ship lined the walls.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • He has been useful, too, and foc'sle Jack owes him a debt of gratitude.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
  • "All the others have bolted like rabbits, some into the galley, and others into the foc'sle," he said.

  • I found a lot of liquor in the foc'sle, which I took aft and locked up.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • The foc'sle was large, for she carried between twenty-five and thirty men.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Them blessed bells is nothing to me now, not being in the foc'sle trying to git a bit of a snooze.

    A Little Boy Lost

    W. H. Hudson
  • At breakfast the next morning I was telling my shipmates about the strange man on the foc's'le.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • I've been in the foc'sle and there ain't so much as a photo nor a picture-postcard nailed up.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett
  • Next moment the foc'sle door was flung open and the second-mate put his head in.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett
  • She was just about to move away and turn in, when she saw the foc'sle door open and a man creep stealthily out.

    Captain Calamity

    Rolf Bennett

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