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The front end of the hold in the angle of the bows of a ship.
- ‘Sleeping in the forepeaks with my behind tucked on the starboard bow quarter I could feel the hull flexing as the rig squeaked in the waves and the gusts.’
- ‘Aft of her forepeak she has an engine room which has three Mitsubishi engines.’
- ‘There's the forepeak, up in the boat's bow, with the chart table set by the forward windows: the ‘saloon’ a little further back, a deep, square ‘room’ littered with comfortable cushions.’
- ‘The bow no longer ramps down from the bridge to the forepeak, and all mooring equipment has been moved to a lower deck where it is hidden by panels which are only opened when the ship needs to anchor.’
- ‘There are two complete heads in the aft of the yacht, one in each ama, and one in the forepeak for a total of 5 complete heads.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.