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father of the chapel
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  • Says Eblis: "I consider I must have considerably damaged this cruiser, as 20 feet of her side plating was left in my foc'sle."

    Sea Warfare Rudyard Kipling
  • "All the others have bolted like rabbits, some into the galley, and others into the foc'sle," he said.

  • The foc'sle was large, for she carried between twenty-five and thirty men.

    A Modern Buccaneer Rolf Boldrewood
  • Beds resembling the bunks in the foc's'le of a ship lined the walls.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • 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
  • 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
  • Then, when that happened, I was taken back to the foc'sle an' the lashings was put onto me again.

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

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • Early on the following morning the look-out upon the foc'sle head reported land on the starboard bow.

    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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Faint Object Camera
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