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- Alternative form of
- In a short-handed manner.
1953, The Labour Gazette - Volume 53, Issue 10, page 1481:
- The present Section, where the vessel sails short-handed, permits the payment of shorthand pay, but there is a clause in that contract which hoists it if the vessel sailing short-handed is due to the misconduct of any crew member.