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Orlop

noun
1.
The fourth or lowest deck.  Synonyms: fourth deck, orlop deck.






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"Orlop" Quotes from Famous Books



... between Orlop and Bouverie. I'm told that the Garrick people say it's Sankey, a young fellow ...
— Lord Kilgobbin • Charles Lever

... one there. I'd made use of an orlop-deck port—that's the next deck below the gun-deck, which by rights should not have been open at all. The crew was standing by their guns up above. I rolled on to a pile of dunnage in the dark and I went to sleep. When I woke, men ...
— Rewards and Fairies • Rudyard Kipling

... because originally there was no deck. The deck immediately below this once-divided deck is always called the main-deck. In a three-decker the next is called the middle-deck, and the lowest deck on which guns are carried the lower-deck. Below this again is one still lower-deck called the orlop-deck. A two-decked ship has no middle-deck, but possesses only a main and lower-deck, besides the before-mentioned quarter-deck, gangway, and forecastle. The deck on which a frigate's single battery is carried is always ...
— How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves - Updated to 1900 • W.H.G. Kingston

... shire-towns, and sequestered hamlets. Here's the place for life and commotion; here's the place to be gentlemanly and jolly. And what did you know, you bumpkin! before you came on board this Andrew Miller? What knew you of gun-deck, or orlop, mustering round the capstan, beating to quarters, and piping to dinner? Did you ever roll to grog on board your greasy ballyhoo of blazes? Did you ever winter at Mahon? Did you ever ' lash and carry?' Why, what are even a merchant-seaman's sorry yarns of voyages to China after tea-caddies, ...
— White Jacket - or, the World on a Man-of-War • Herman Melville



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