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brig

(brɪg)
n. jail. (From the term for a naval prison or a shipboard jail.) Throw this jerk in the brig.
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But as nothing like the brig ever swam the ocean, so I am determined she shall have such a figure-head as old Neptune never saw in his life.
Across his brow ran a white scar that he had got in a fight on the brig.
Peter had been removed for ever from his path, and all the other boys were in the brig, about to walk the plank.
There was not a child on board the brig that night who did not already love him.
I will run up the white flag and man the brig with a few devoted followers.
You see, Davie," resumed my uncle, as soon as he saw that I had done, "I have a venture with this man Hoseason, the captain of a trading brig, the Covenant, of Dysart.
I asked him of the brig (which he declared was the finest ship that sailed) and of Captain Hoseason, in whose praises he was equally loud.
I have never felt such pity for any one in this wide world as I felt for that half-witted creature, and it began to come over me that the brig Covenant (for all her pious name) was little better than a hell upon the seas.
He bore about the same relation to his tall, good-looking wife, with her balloon sleeves, abundant mantle, and a large befeathered and beribboned bonnet, as a small fishing-smack bears to a brig with all its sails spread.
Work, training and rehabilitation programs are crucial to the success of any confinement facility, and brig personnel continually seek out ways to assist offenders in returning to service or society as more productive members.
Our reading of The Brig is polemical and allegorical.
He was held at Guantanamo until the authorities found out he was an American citizen, whereupon he was transferred to a naval brig in Norfolk, Virginia, and later to another brig in Charleston, South Carolina.
Despite being a prison, only the rated Master-at-Arms Sailor at the brig wears khakis.
Brigs that serve no local function do not support war fighting; they detract from it and thus are centralized.