forward quarter

forward quarter

[¦fȯr·wərd ′kwärd·ər]
(naval architecture)
The portions of the sides of a ship immediately abaft the stem.
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They darted to and fro across the gangway, looking for each other and for their scattered parcels; they separated and reunited, they exclaimed and declared, they eyed with dismay the occupants of the forward quarter, who seemed numerous enough to sink the vessel, and their voices sounded faint and far as they rose to Vogelstein's ear over the latter's great tarred sides.
You could also see the impression of rifling on the forward quarter inch and the middle was expanded by .
What's really thrilling is that we have brought forward quarter by quarter growth.
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