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  • On a Wednesday morning in July 1841, three men in a sailing-boat saw a body in the water off Castle Point, Hoboken.

    Was Marie Rogêt Murdered by Edgar Allan Poe?

  • He slipped past us in his sailing-boat; I do not remember if he got a cheer.

    The South Pole~ On the Way to the South

  • The President resembles the helmsman of a sailing-boat who has to be ready at every moment for a sudden change of the wind and even for a hurricane.

    King of the Planet

  • Yes; I thought I saw a sailing-boat that was steering inland.

    The Lady from the Sea

  • The lake is like blue crystal, on which we have a five-ton sailing-boat; the sky without a cloud; the weather like May.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • At the New Villa they burned Bengal lights and sent up fireworks in the evenings, and a sailing-boat with red lanterns floated by

    The Witch, and other stories

  • A good-sized open sailing-boat took me across to the mouth of the Palembang river where, at a fishing village, a rowing-boat was hired to take me up to Palembang — a distance of nearly a hundred miles by water.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • And the nerves of one individual of the party have thrilled at the thought of a sailing-boat ever since!

    Last Leaves from Dunk Island

  • Westminster he took it in a small sailing-boat, so small that it passed much of its time as a rowing-boat.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • The boatman drew away, and pointed across to where a canoa, a native sailing-boat, was lying at an angle.

    The Plumed Serpent

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