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brig

A jail, especially on a ship. ("Brig" is a shortening of "brigantine," a type of ship.) That's it, you're going in the brig—take him away, fellas!

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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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.
A skiff, however, lay beside the pier, with some seamen sleeping on the thwarts; this, as Ransome told me, was the brig's boat waiting for the captain; and about half a mile off, and all alone in the anchorage, he showed me the Covenant herself.
One green light squinting over Kidd's Creek, which is near the mouth of the pirate river, marked where the brig, the JOLLY ROGER, lay, low in the water; a rakish-looking [speedy-looking] craft foul to the hull, every beam in her detestable, like ground strewn with mangled feathers.
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.
When this species of summons was made the officer inquired aloud the point of the brig's departure, its route, its landings; and to all these questions the captain replied without difficulty and without hesitation.
"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.
Didn't I sail in as a youngster, second mate on the brig Berncastle, into Hakodate, pumping double watches to keep afloat just because a whale took a smash at us?
These were the days before the internet, bulletin boards and the Brig was the only mass media for staff and students alike.
The Brig is one of the most prized in the west region and the news East Renfrewshire Council have earmarked it for housing sends a shiver down the spine.
In 2012, in a discussion between brig staff, it was decided that the brig should be taking the same innovative approach to its training program as it did to its building construction.
In January 1963, New York pacifist-anarchists Judith Malina and Julian Beck, co-founders of the Living Theatre, debuted a remarkable play called The Brig. The playwright was a former marine, Kenneth Brown, who had been incarcerated in a military brig for thirty days while stationed in Japan.
The Brig Gen Jassim Muhammad Al-Ansari joined Kuwait Naval Forces in 1977.
The brig, built in 2000, is owned by the Tall Ships Youth Trust charity.