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shaft alley

noun

, Nautical.
  1. an enclosure on a ship for housing a propeller shaft and a walk for oilers.


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Example Sentences

Dan Hicks explained the situation and the just cause for drastic action which they held against the fugitive in the shaft alley.

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

He called a fireman and gave him some very explicit orders in German; whereupon the man disappeared in the shaft alley.

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