abbreviation for

father of the chapel

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Examples from the Web for foc

Historical Examples of foc

  • 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