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  • Athenians had no ships absolutely sunk, but about seven of them were rendered useless; for they were struck full in front by the beaks of the Corinthian vessels, which had the projecting beams of their prows designedly built thicker, and their bows were stoven in.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • In the first engraving a noble Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the. air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The 'Stovenzetster,' a woman who acts as verger, shows the good people to their seats and provides the women, if the weather is cold, with 'warme stoven' (hot stoves), to keep their feet comfortable.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • The paddle shivered, but it was madness to embark on the stoven craft.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

  • The captain, after securing the end of the severed whale-line, attached it to the line in the third officer's boat, and then told me to get into the stoven boat, and remain by the whale, while he carried the rescued crew to the ship.

    The Junior Classics — Volume 8 Animal and Nature Stories

  • I got my air-pipe coiled over a large sliver from the stoven hole, and could not reach it with my hands.

    Eric or, Under the Sea

  • Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • 'Think, think of thy whale - boat, stoven and sunk!

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • In the first engraving a noble Sperm Whale is depicted in full majesty of might, just risen beneath the boat from the profundities of the ocean, and bearing high in the air upon his back the terrific wreck of the stoven planks.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • I have to remind myself that I’m not a total loser whose only activity during the day is the stroll of a draining three paces between the setup of my laptop and peripherals on the dining room table a.k.a. the “office,” and the tiny alcove that the landlord thinks he can charge for a full "kitchen" because it's outfitted with a stoven and refrigerator.

    Archive 2006-01-01

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