morning watch


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morning watch

n
(Nautical Terms) nautical the watch between 4 and 8 am
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I heard Stubb tell Flask, one morning watch, that there was something of that sort in the wind.
Early next morning, the morning watch of sailors, whose custom was to fetch the day's supply of water for the galley and cabin, discovered that the barrels were empty.
He called one to him in the grey morning watch, when the day was just breaking, and taking his hand, said that while in Nantucket he had chanced to see certain little canoes of dark wood, like the rich war-wood of his native isle; and upon inquiry, he had learned that all whalemen who died in Nantucket, were laid in those same dark canoes, and that the fancy of being so laid had much pleased him; for it was not unlike the custom of his own race, who, after embalming a dead warrior, stretched him out in his canoe, and so left him to be floated away to the starry archipelagoes; for not only do they believe that the stars are isles, but that far beyond all visible horizons, their own mild, uncontinented seas, interflow with the blue heavens; and so form the white breakers of the milky way.
The doctor took the watch commencing at nine o'clock; Kennedy, the one commencing at midnight; and Joe, the three o'clock morning watch.
Why here the wind has been all day at the south, and now there’s a lull, as if the last blast was out of the bellows; and there’s a streak along the mountains, to the northard, that, just now, wasn’t wider than the bigness of your hand; and then the clouds drive afore it as you’d brail a mainsail, and the stars are heaving in sight, like so many lights and beacons, put there to warn us to pile on the wood; and, if so be that I’m a judge of weather, it’s getting to be time to build on a fire, or you'll have half of them there porter bottles, and them dimmyjohns of wine, in the locker here, breaking with the frost, afore the morning watch is called.
When morning watch came on deck could find no one except steersman.
It looks significant Cecil has booked the three-time champion for the ride on Morning Watch in this 1m4f handicap.
Morning Watch is an all-night adoration of the Blessed Sacrament hosted by various parishes throughout the Diocese of Peterborough.
If we're busy, we'll hold over to help out the morning watch," Sgt.
The partners have now agreed that eQ Online will produce stock exchange information for Sonera Plaza's portal web site and eQ Online's morning watch will become available to all visitors to the Sonera Plaza site.
Andrew's in a novel, The Morning Watch, published to slight acclaim in 1951.
The novel Death in the Family, A (1957) and his novella The Morning Watch (1951), on the religious experiences of a 12-year-old boy, are both autobiographical.