When the margin of the outer floe first touched the bilge of the schooner, it was at the precise spot where the vessel had just been fortified within.
It was therefore a thrilling moment or two until it was discovered that the smoke was really steam, arising from the bilge at the bottom having risen to the heated coal.
"I bear no arms; and both of ye have the bilge on me with all the knives and pistols in yer own hands.
Looks rather bilge to me from a glance at the title page, but, such as it is, here you are.
"Guess so," he said, "you fellows rip open the ends of these cushions, but don't tear the covering any, and somebody get the stove cleared out; see if there's a damper in the pipe, and see if there's any bilge under the flooring.
We blew in that piece of her bilge with dynamite before I went on board again.