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It was like a ship with too many masts and sails and too small a hull.

In 1658, he was selected by his townsmen of Hull to represent them in Parliament.

The tug's hull was practically filled with a maze of machinery.

No knife, no rocket pistol, no line with magnet for securing oneself to a hull.

In the initial stages of building, the hull was upside down.

Fig. 89 shows the various pieces necessary to construct the hull.

Six port-holes are now bored in each side of the hull with a 1/2-inch bit.

With the exception of painting, the hull is now ready to be launched.

Otherwise the water will not be pumped from the hull very rapidly.

Two small cranes are made, and one is placed at each side of the hull.

WORD ORIGIN

"seed covering," from Old English hulu "husk, pod," from Proto-Germanic *hulus "to cover" (cf. Old High German hulla, hulsa; German Hülle, Hülse, Dutch huls). Figurative use by 1831.

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