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a condition of readiness for combat on a warship, during which crew members remain at their battle stations and have guns and ammunition ready for immediate loading.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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All the ships set
and all activated their radars.
He barely has reached for the syrup when the clanging of the summons to
reverberates throughout the ship.
Or if they go to
, then you'll be at
until they relieve you.
Another blast shook the ship, followed seconds later by the
He never got that much out of his mouth and then
My station when you--when you--in an emergency situation they sound
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