|1) an opening for inspection the interior of a furnace, 2) a hiding place for valuables, 3) a cupboards for domestic utensils, 4) a storeroom or lazaret, 5) the steward's department quarters
|| glory hole
|15- or 18-thread ratline 77 ratline is three stranded tarred hemp used mainly for heaving lines
|1878. [R. B. Smith Carthage 93] The drawbridge could be swung round the mast towards the point where the danger threatened, and let fall with its heavy weight upon the deck of the attacking ship
|1949 the British Corporation ceased to exist as a separate society and was merged with Lloyd's Register of Shipping
|1426, "Poem on Agincourt in Hazel", E.P.P. (1866) 11, 97, "Every shyp wayed his anker ..., They hoysed theyr sayles a lofte". 1676, "Streynsham Master Diaries" (1911) II. 93, "Wee mett a great Dutch ship neare Nassapore point. He wore a flagg". Applied to the State, Feb. 1913 "Century", 305, "The Ship of the State of China is still labouring in a storm-swept ocean".