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harbour

(US), harbor
a sheltered port
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I under- stand there was an official communication to the Home from the Harbour Office this morning.
It's a good step from the Officers' Home to the Harbour Office; but with the magic word "Com- mand" in my head I found myself suddenly on the quay as if transported there in the twinkling of an eye, before a portal of dressed white stone above a flight of shallow white steps.
The first human beings I perceived distinctly since I had parted with the indignant back of Captain Giles were the crew of the harbour steam-launch lounging on the spacious landing about the cur- tained archway of the shipping office.
I passed heavily under the curtain which the Malay coxswain of the harbour launch raised for me.
To be sure, I had much rather she had stayed in harbour, that I might have sat a few hours with you in comfort; but as there is a boat ashore, I had better go off at once, and there is no help for it.
Outside the harbour on this side there rises for about half a mile a great reef, the sharp of which runs straight out from behind the south lighthouse.
The fishing boats are racing for home, and rise and dip in the ground swell as they sweep into the harbour, bending to the scuppers.
Last of all, so far as concerned the Solomons, her anchor rumbled down and bit into the coral-sanded bottom of the harbour of Tulagi, where, ashore on Florida Island, lived and ruled the Resident Commissioner.
And so, for Jerry, vanished Tulagi, its Commissioner's bungalow on top of the hill, its vessels riding to anchor in the harbour, and Michael, his full blood-brother.
We hove up anchor to a jolly chanty, and sailed out of Yokohama harbour for San Francisco.
All the aircraft in Castle Harbour, however, already had been fully depreciated for tax purposes.
When Camarillo coach John Harbour talks about how balanced the Pacific View League will be this season, and how any one of three teams can win, it's easy to dismiss him as a coach deflecting attention away from his own team.