Sheer hulk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sheer hulk See Shear hulk, under Hulk.
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Usage

In literature:

She lays close to the Endymion, between her and the Cleopatra, just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
"Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen
Pain, sheer physical, brutal pain, came into the room hulking, steering behind Aunt Anne's shoulder.
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
Sometimes it slipped along the horse and tightened with a bang, for the clumsy hulk sheered about.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
Look at me, a sheer hulk and no more, and all through lending ear to one prayer and another.
"A Set of Rogues" by Frank Barrett
Now a sheer hulk lies poor old Carden.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
We passed by Sheerness, and, in our passage to the Nore, came near several hulks filled with convicts.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
She lies close to the 'Endymion,' between her and the 'Cleopatra,' just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
"A Book of Sibyls" by Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
Here a sheer hulk, alas!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She lays close to the Endymion, between her and the Cleopatra, just to the eastward of the sheer hulk.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
There's a sheer hulk in the pool yonder.
"With Drake on the Spanish Main" by Herbert Strang
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