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Gun room   /gən rum/   Listen
Gun room

Military quarters of midshipmen and junior officers on a British warship.

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"Gun room" Quotes from Famous Books

... work. Beau Tibbs boasting in his garret; Dr. Primrose in Newgate; the good-natured man, seated between two bailiffs, and trying to converse with his heart's idol as if nothing had happened; Mr. Hardcastle, foiled for the five-hundredth time in the tale of Old Grouse in the Gun Room; each is an example of Goldsmith's method and of Goldsmith's manner. If Goldsmith did not enjoy while he lived all the admiration, all the rewards that belonged of right to his genius, the generations that have succeeded have made amends for the errors ...
— A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4) • Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy

... right-wing gun, Sergeant—number two of the top wing-battery. Recoil mechanism is reported stiff.... Tell Chicago, Lieutenant, we will want one thousand gallons in the air—gas only—no oil needed.... Gun room? Have the gun crews get some sleep. They'll have to stand by ...
— Two Thousand Miles Below • Charles Willard Diffin

Words linked to "Gun room" :   military machine, armed services, UK, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, military, Britain, armed forces, military quarters, U.K., war machine

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