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forecastle

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the part of a vessel at the bow where the crew is quartered and stores, machines, etc., may be stowed
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I went to the fo'c'sle and stood, looking down with maybe 30 other New Mexico crew members.
Firefighters from Benllech and Amlwch were called to a fire at the Fo'c'sle Collection in Machine Street in Amlwch shortly before 1.30pm on Saturday.
CUTLINE: (1) Betty Padden of The Wooden Apple Signmakers works on a dragon for the Fo'c'sle, the oldest rural tavern in Nova Scotia.
As a master of disguises he seems an unlikely model of self-actualization, but his authenticity consists in his irony regarding all questions of authenticity: the authentic self is not discovered in introspection but invented in a daring social masquerade, one that makes him "equally at home in Tom Pound's fo'c'sle and Isaac Newton's study," even if Eben "know[s] not whether he is at heart a fiend or a philosopher" (669).
Squadronmates, enlisted and officer, were asking me, before the 2030-to-2200 brief in the fo'c'sle, why we were having yet another lecture on ORM, the third in the past week and a half.
We later learned it was the British auxiliary cruiser the Alcantara and that one of its shells had hit the Ver's fo'c'sle, but not exploded.
Plunging into a head sea, the noise and motion in the fo'c'sle had to be experienced to be believed as the bows bit into a wave then came crashing down with an impact that hurled everyone and everything not secured into the forward bulk head.
Scores of protective tiles were missing or hanging off the fo'c'sle, exposing the rusting hull below.
He says our own Prince Philip's taste in jokes shows an extraordinary crassness 'more suited to the fo'c'sle of a whaler than international goodwill tours', while George V and Queen Mary were terrible parents and 'it is quite conceivable that if they lived today and resided on a council estate rather than a royal one, their children would be taken into care'.
``I was in the fo'c'sle of a trawler and got entangled in the chain.
Listening to these hearsay tales in fo'c'sle and master's cabin, Conrad grasped themes and patiently shaped and honed his technique as a novelist.