Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drag or sled without runners, used for moving stones; also, a wagon-platform hung below the axles, used for the same purpose.

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Examples

  • It generally falls to E---- 's and my special lot to drive the stone-boat or the waggons, whilst the men with crowbars and spades go before the ploughs clearing them all away, for fear they may blunt the shares and throw them out of the furrow.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

  • Some are huge and have to be regularly trenched round and horses harnessed to a chain put round them to raise them out of the ground; when they are put on to the stone-boat and conveyed to the boundary fence.

    A Lady's Life on a Farm in Manitoba

  • Across from the northern side of the gulch comes a steady string of mules in line, each pulling behind him a jack-sled (or, what is better known to the general reader as a stone-boat) heavily laden with huge quartz rocks.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • He and his brother were yoked to the stone-boat and left standing by the poultry-yard.

    Among the Farmyard People

  • Browning, Robert, pro-Northern sentiment of, i. 70; on stone-boat blockade, 256; on Slavery a factor in the struggle, 238-9; on

    Great Britain and the American Civil War

  • A sunken stone-boat, with a cabin half submerged, seemed propelled by some unseen power and rapidly dwindled in the distance.

    Through the Grand Canyon from Wyoming to Mexico

  • You must know that by this time the horse that had once pulled the stone-boat on Uncle Enoch's farm, and had later learned the hard lesson of obedience under Broncho Bill's lash had now become an equine personage.

    Horses Nine Stories of Harness and Saddle

  • Large trees are often moved in winter on a stone-boat, by securing a large ball of earth frozen about the roots.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • When the ball is thoroughly frozen, it is hoisted on to a stone-boat or truck (Fig. 148) and moved to its new position.

    Manual of Gardening (Second Edition)

  • As a Mirzapore stone-boat careens to the wind, so the Barhwi Bridge turned.

    Indian Tales

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  • A word I learnt from wine bottles.

    January 5, 2011

  • "A drag or sled without runners, used for moving stones; also, a wagon-platform hung below the axles, used for the same purpose."

    --Century Dictionary

    January 5, 2011