In the late 19th century, engines were placed in front, amidships, and at the rear. From Wordnet, Princeton University.
Adverb : a long, narrow office with a desk placed amidships. From Dictionary.com.
"amidships" as Sahwah would have expressed it, and she wept over the linens in the cedar chest. From Wordnik.com. [The Camp Fire Girls at School Or, The Wohelo Weavers] Reference
Spaniard amidships, just under the lee of the mainmast. From Wordnik.com. [Crown and Anchor Under the Pen'ant] Reference
This keel, triangular in section, widened out amidships to form. From Wordnik.com. [British Airships, Past, Present, and Future] Reference
These boats carry one lugsail on a mast shipped well amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Heroes of the Goodwin Sands] Reference
Kroomen, he squatted amidships, armed with a musket and cutlass!. From Wordnik.com. [Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver] Reference
He set it exactly amidships, and told me to prepare for the ascent. From Wordnik.com. [Pharaoh's Broker Being the Very Remarkable Experiences in Another World of Isidor Werner] Reference
Erik now boarded the "Long Serpent" amidships, but was beaten back. From Wordnik.com. [Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima] Reference
Gard, who had been anxiously watching them from amidships, approached. From Wordnik.com. [The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius] Reference
Two forward (combined as in Stage 3), one aft, and two amidships abreast. From Wordnik.com. [British Airships, Past, Present, and Future] Reference
I wonder, though, how these other fellows are getting on in the chains amidships?. From Wordnik.com. [The White Squall A Story of the Sargasso Sea] Reference
But Carr's thoughts were of his bride, who still slumbered in their stateroom amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Creatures of Vibration] Reference
She had two large guns mounted forward, and a number of rapid fire guns aft and amidships. From Wordnik.com. [A Voyage with Captain Dynamite] Reference
They were provided also with square sails pitched about amidships and were steered by a large paddle. From Wordnik.com. [A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines A Record of High Endeavour and Strange Adventure from 500 B.C. to 1920 A.D.] Reference
There was some further protection afforded by the coal-bunkers placed along the water-line amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Famous Sea Fights From Salamis to Tsu-Shima] Reference
Harry's plan, when fully worked out, provided for one twenty feet long and six and a half feet wide amidships. From Wordnik.com. [The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns] Reference
A square sail, furled at present, mounted on a single mast amidships would help the rowers when the wind was right. From Wordnik.com. [The Saracen: The Holy War] Reference
The men were arranged in bunks "between-decks," one set along the sides of the ship, and another, double tier, amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals] Reference
The divers having gone down reported the ship aground in three distinct places, aft, amidships under the batteries, and forward. From Wordnik.com. [In Eastern Seas Or, the Commission of H.M.S. 'Iron Duke,' flag-ship in China, 1878-83] Reference
Before noon I was not sorry to be aboard of the bigger craft and looked with equanimity upon my own bonny sloop stowed amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Swept Out to Sea Clint Webb Among the Whalers] Reference
A single mast was stepped amidships, and this supported the one large square sail which was all that ships of those days carried. From Wordnik.com. [Harper's Young People, February 3, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly] Reference
"We'd better go home now," said the Captain, when the vessel separated amidships, her funnel and masts falling over into the water. From Wordnik.com. [Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel] Reference
And Bumpus, squatted there amidships like a big frog, kept his eyes fastened on the same place, with a growing feeling of uneasiness. From Wordnik.com. [The Boy Scouts' First Camp Fire or, Scouting with the Silver Fox Patrol] Reference
The keel also provided the walking way from end to end of the ship, and amidships was widened out to form a cabin and wireless compartment. From Wordnik.com. [British Airships, Past, Present, and Future] Reference
Presently, he perceived him bending over the side amidships, partly concealed by the shrouds, and apparently talking to some one overboard. From Wordnik.com. [The Penang Pirate and, The Lost Pinnace] Reference
Percy stepped into the slippery pen from which the fish had just been pitched; unluckily, too, he was not careful to plant his weight amidships. From Wordnik.com. [Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good] Reference
The remaining two engines are carried in a small streamline car situated amidships, which has just sufficient room in it for the mechanics to attend to them. From Wordnik.com. [British Airships, Past, Present, and Future] Reference
Standing amidships, he held the fog horn in one hand, and in the other he held a battered old cap which supplied the place of the old straw hat lost at Quaco. From Wordnik.com. [Lost in the Fog] Reference
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