from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship-building, a short open pipe extending from the outside plating to the interior just inside the inner bottom, the inner end of which is closed by a sea-valve placed in a position accessible from the interior of the vessel.


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  • In turn, he helped the steward up with the Ancient Mariner's sea-chest.

    CHAPTER XV 2010

  • My belongings were packed snugly in a sea-chest, and I was all ready to buy my ticket and ride down on the train to Oakland, when Neil Partington arrived in Benicia.


  • Every sea-chest broke open, every sea-bag turned out, and whiskey bottles, knuckle-dusters, sling-shots, bowie-knives, an 'guns chucked overside by the armful.

    CHAPTER XL 2010

  • He came back, dragging a heavy sea-chest, which he deposited on top of the trap.

    Chapter 33 2010

  • He went over to Liverpool to rummage in his great sea-chest for the flying-fish

    Mary Barton 2010

  • Placing it in the custody of a sailor, he returned below and was helped up with his sea-chest by the steward.

    CHAPTER XV 2010

  • Remained only a sea-chest and two suit-cases, themselves too large for the porthole but bare of contents.

    CHAPTER X 2010

  • He looked for his clothes, that he might arise and extricate himself from this den of horrors; but his clothes were nowhere to be seen, nor did he see his portmanteau, or sea-chest.

    The Surgeon's Daughter 2008

  • Hartley accordingly proceeded to inform him of the particulars preceding his birth, and those which followed after it; while Middlemas, seated on a sea-chest, listened with inimitable composure to a tale which went to root up the flourishing hopes of wealth which he had lately so fondly entertained.

    The Surgeon's Daughter 2008

  • Then he came down from the mast-head and opening his sea-chest, pulled out a bag of blue cotton, from which he took a powder like ashes.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006


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