'tween decks


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Adv.1.'tween decks - in the space between decks, on a ship'tween decks - in the space between decks, on a ship
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From the time they left me oi till they was 'tween decks, not wan av thim was more than dacintly dhrunk.
From babies who had but a week or two of life behind them, to crooked old men and women who seemed to have but a week or two of life before them; and from ploughmen bodily carrying out soil of England on their boots, to smiths taking away samples of its soot and smoke upon their skins; every age and occupation appeared to be crammed into the narrow compass of the 'tween decks.
Visitors are free to roam topsides and 'tween decks and see for themselves the cramped quarters where the 102 passengers lived during their historic 66-day voyage.