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SHIP. This word, in its most enlarged sense, signifies a vessel employed in navigation; for example, the terms the ship's papers, the ship's husband, shipwreck, and the like, are employed whether the vessel referred to be a brig, a sloop, or a three-masted vessel.
     2. In a more confined sense, it means such a vessel with three masts 4 Wash. C. C. Rep. 530; Wesk. Inst. h.t. p. 514 the boats and rigging; 2 Marsh. Ins. 727 together with the anchors, masts, cables, pullies, and such like objects, are considered as part of the ship. Pard. n. 599; Dig. 22, 2, 44.
     3. The capacity of a ship is ascertained by its tonnage, or the space which may be occupied by its cargo. Vide Story's Laws U. S. Index, h.t.; Gordon's Dig. h.t.; Abbott on Ship. Index, h.t.; Park. Ins. Index, h.t.; Phil. Ev. Index, h.t. Bac. Ab. Merchant, N; 3 Kent, Com. 93 Molloy, Jure Mar. Index, h.t.; l Chit. Pr. 91; Whart. Dig. h.t.; 1 Bell's Com. 496, 624; and see General Ships; Names of Ships.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He had lost an arm during the war but he ran a tight ship, and we did as we were told and didn't argue.
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We want assurances that you will run a tight ship -a very tight ship."
I expect Roy to run a tight ship at Anfield - there'll be none of that binge buying of Spanish-speaking full-backs that his predecessor Rafa Benitez used to go in for.
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Award-winning director Mani Ratnam ran a tight ship during the filming of Raavan and his celebrity troop uAbishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram u is fiercely protective of their leader.
During his tenure in charge, Jenkins has worked a tight ship and helped implement a policy which has seen Dragons coach Paul Turner bring through a number of home-grown players.
'Sister' speaks to me of compassionate no nonsense, of someone who runs a tight ship, knows how to do bed corners and washes her hands with regularity.