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  • The boat was still rushing along at an eight-knot rate; and, as the whale showed no signs of weakening, it was Captain Sam's opinion that nothing short of the lance would stop him.

    Lippincott's Magazine Of Popular Literature And Science Old Series, Vol. 36—New Series, Vol. 10, July 1885

  • And as he crawled forward to try to lower sail, or get a rope's end on the boom, whichever would do, the sloop struck on a rock that stands awash at half-tide, a brown hummock of granite lifting out of the sea two hundred feet off the tip of Point Old. She struck with a shock that sent MacRae sprawling, arrested full in an eight-knot stride.

    Poor Man's Rock

  • There being no after sail set the bark swung off readily on to her course, slipping through the water at a nice eight-knot speed.

    Captain Scraggs or, The Green-Pea Pirates

  • Tierra del Fuego, which extends south-westerly to the Horn, we slipped along at an eight-knot clip.

    Chapter 33

  • It was a dim starry night, and the Elsinore, in the calm ocean under the lee of Tierra del Fuego, was slipping gently and prettily through the water at an eight-knot clip.

    Chapter 32

  • The southeast trade had swung around to the eastward, and was driving the PYRENEES through the water at an eight-knot clip.

    The Seed of McCoy

  • This boom was placed so as to hold the ships under the fire of the forts; and the four-knot spring current was so strong that the eight-knot ships could not make way enough against it to cut clear through with certainty.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • 'I'm just off a two-yearer in an eight-knot tramp, short-handed at that, and I wants a rest.

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

  • She was only an eight-knot vessel, but her skipper, a Norwegian, gave a favourable report of her sea-going qualities and coal consumption, and

    Ulster's Stand For Union

  • Fuego, which extends south-westerly to the Horn, we slipped along at an eight-knot clip.

    The Mutiny of the Elsinore

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