They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
Of things not properly belonging to the room, there was a hammock lashed up, and thrown upon the floor in one corner; also a large seaman’s bag, containing the harpooneer’s wardrobe, no doubt in lieu of a land trunk.
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Immediately after collection, Maycomb Methodists sang what they called the Doxology in lieu of the minister praying over the collection plate to spare him the rigors involved in inventing yet another prayer, since by that time he had uttered three healthy invocations.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
In lieu of Colin’s laugh came a period of unbreachable silence.