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Shore leave   /ʃɔr liv/   Listen
Shore leave

Leave granted to a sailor or naval officer.  Synonym: liberty.

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"Shore leave" Quotes from Famous Books

... "We have shore leave," the Captain explained; "we won't go back to Old Chester for a few days. You may tell ...
— Quaint Courtships • Howells & Alden, Editors

... quick fingers of the gunboat's operator. "Damn it! But I can't get shore leave! Impossible—you can guess why! Our gunnery officer, Lieutenant Milton Raynard, is jumping to go! He'll fetch you five or six sailors. He knows the lay of the land, and I've sketched him a map of the ...
— Peter the Brazen - A Mystery Story of Modern China • George F. Worts

... his sights, to be worked out later, and joined them. As he did so, Jerry made the request that he be given shore leave, as he might want to go ashore with any boats that came out. He had been here before on a trading trip, he said, and knew the natives in the village at the river mouth; so if he spent a day ashore ...
— The Pirate Shark • Elliott Whitney

... Billy, 'that if he commits any further atrocities ag'in this innocent Willyum child, I'll shore leave him ...
— Wolfville • Alfred Henry Lewis

... and though in one night alone it received fourteen warnings of submarines, it threaded its perilous way in safety, and on August 18 reached Gibraltar, where a stop of three days was made. The officers and nurses were given shore leave, and put in their time visiting places ...
— The Greater Love • George T. McCarthy

... spot where the helm had to be turned to port in order to bring the ship through a gap in the line of mines. Thus the Port Elizabeth reached San Francisco early in the morning. She did not make fast at the quay, but at the arsenal on Mare Island, her crew then being given shore leave. When the last man had gone, the Port Elizabeth, unloaded her cargo of machinery and rails which, in the hands of the Chinese coolies, was transformed into gun-barrels, ammunition and shells in the most marvelous ...
— Banzai! • Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff

Words linked to "Shore leave" :   liberty, leave, leave of absence

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