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shaft alley

noun, Nautical.
an enclosure on a ship for housing a propeller shaft and a walk for oilers.
Also called shaft tunnel. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Dan Hicks explained the situation and the just cause for drastic action which they held against the fugitive in the shaft alley.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • Out of the shaft alley came Scraggs with a rush, tossing his wrench aside the better to climb the ladder.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • He called a fireman and gave him some very explicit orders in German; whereupon the man disappeared in the shaft alley.

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne

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