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  • When he rose on a wave he caught sight of a big motor-launch.

    Spell of Magic – Part 12 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • If I leave now, I can borrow the motor-launch and be in Pacifica in an hour I can have the men drop me in the shallows, then anchor the launch just below the cliffs, and I can take the path up from the beach.

    red dust

  • Beltaire has a private motor-launch, and I suspect he will be reasonable about my use of it if I want to visit the city after dark.

    red dust

  • Helena, as they looked out, became aware of a small motor-launch heading across their course towards a yacht whose tall masts were drawn clean on the sky.

    The Trespasser

  • Before I knew where I was somebody would be coming off from Falmouth in a motor-launch to have a look at me.

    Marazan

  • There it would be transferred to the motor-launch and taken to Marazan in the early part of the night, to meet the machine.

    Marazan

  • From the direction of Chippewa Bay appeared a chugging motor-launch that came directly to the dock.

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands

  • "If we had a boat -- even a canoe -- we could follow that motor-launch and see if those pirates make a landing."

    Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence The Queer Old Man of the Thousand Islands

  • The motor-launch sped off to the jetty where they all landed.

    The Ship of Adventure

  • I have just returned from a tour of inspection, and there are a few gallons of petrol in my motor-launch: not very much, I'm afraid, but better than nothing.

    Round the World in Seven Days

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