Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Berth

BERTH

–noun
1. a shelf like sleeping space, as on a ship, airplane, or railroad car.
2. Nautical.
a. the space allotted to a vessel at anchor or at a wharf.
b. the distance maintained between a vessel and the shore, another vessel, or any object.
c. the position or rank of a ship's officer.
d. the cabin of a ship's officer.
3. a job; position.
4. a place, listing, or role.
–verb (used with object)
5. Nautical.
a. to allot to (a vessel) a certain space at which to anchor or tie up.
b. to bring to or install in a berth, anchorage, or moorage.
6. to provide with a sleeping space, as on a train.
–verb (used without object)
7. Nautical. to come to a dock, anchorage, or moorage.






















Let me berth in your arms
Where love lulls in gentle waves
Away from storms and furore.

1 comment:

willow said...

We were just talking about the word berth the other evening while we watched North by Northwest on TCM. You know the part where Cary Grant hides in the train berth?