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  • We had about two miles to ride to the sea-side, and there we expected to get one of the boats belonging to the fleet of bounty herring-busses then on the coast, or at least a good country fishing-boat.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Though they were building herring-busses there at Mrs. Cadell's, it seemed a desert-like, back-going town, about half full of ruined houses; but the ale-house was clean, and Alan, who was now in a glowing heat, must indulge himself with a bottle of ale, and carry on to the new luckie with the old story of the cold upon his stomach, only now the symptoms were all different.

    David Balfour, a sequel to Kidnapped.

  • We had about two miles to ride to the sea-side, and there we expected to get one of the boats belonging to the fleet of bounty [482] herring-busses then on the coast, or at least a good country fishing-boat.

    Life of Johnson

  • While we were chatting in the indolent stile of men who were to stay here all this day at least, we were suddenly roused at being told that the wind was fair, that a little fleet of herring-busses was passing by for Mull, and that Mr. Simpson's vessel was about to sail.

    Life of Johnson

  • Mr. Telford reported that, by the expenditure of about 5890L., a capacious and well-protected tidal basin might be formed, capable of containing about two hundred herring-busses.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • Their fleets floated on every known sea; and their herring-busses swarmed along our coasts as far north as the Hebrides.

    Industrial Biography

  • The Dutch had always maintained that these seas were public, and open to all the world; and they had a vast number of fishing boats, called herring-busses, that used to resort to them for the purpose of catching herring, which they made a business of preserving and sending all over the world.

    Charles I Makers of History

  • The English ships attacked these fleets of herring-busses, and drove them off; and as the Dutch were not strong enough to defend them, they agreed to pay a large sum annually for the right to fish in the seas in question, protesting, however, against it as an extortion, for they maintained that the

    Charles I Makers of History

  • Quitting the common Fleet of herring-busses and whalers, where indeed his leeward, laggard condition was painful enough, he desperately steers-off, on a course of his own, by sextant and compass of his own.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • While we were chatting in the indolent stile of men who were to stay here all this day at least, we were suddenly roused at being told that the wind was fair, that a little fleet of herring-busses was passing by for Mull, and that Mr Simpson's vessel was about to sail.

    The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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