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Word: hatch

Definition: deck opening; lid covering a deck opening; V: emerge from an egg; produce (young) from an egg


Sentences Containing 'hatch'

However, we returned to those monsters, with fresh wakefulness on my part, and we left their eggs in the sand for the sun to hatch; and we ran away from them, and baffled them by constantly turning, which they were unable to do quickly, on account of their unwieldy make; and we went into the water after them, as natives, and put sharp pieces of timber down their throats; and in short we ran the whole crocodile gauntlet.
Being fixed on the summit of the mast, you ascend into it through a little trap-hatch in the bottom.
Immediately the hammer touched the cheek; the next instant the lower jaw of the mate was stove in his head; he fell on the hatch spouting blood like a whale.
Removing this hatch we expose the great try-pots, two in number, and each of several barrels' capacity.
The hatch, removed from the top of the works, now afforded a wide hearth in front of them.
The great hatch is scrubbed and placed upon the try-works, completely hiding the pots; every cask is out of sight; all tackles are coiled in unseen nooks; and when by the combined and simultaneous industry of almost the entire ship's company, the whole of this conscientious duty is at last concluded, then the crew themselves proceed to their own ablutions; shift themselves from top to toe; and finally issue to the immaculate deck, fresh and all aglow, as bridegrooms new-leaped from out the daintiest Holland.
Then crossing his arms on his breast with Yojo between, he called for the coffin lid (hatch he called it) to be placed over him.

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