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  • He learned that the predicted weather for late Thursday and Friday called for twenty- to thirty-knot winds with seas of seven to ten feet.

    OVERBOARD !

  • If the thirty-knot speed of the unidentified ship ruled out the Liberty, it also eliminated El Quseir since its maximum speed was only fourteen knots, four less than the Liberty.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • They were wrapped in heavy clothes—it was thirty degrees below zero—and they had to struggle to hold their places in the thirty-knot wind.

    The Prize

  • The air smelled crisp and dry and rode on a thirty-knot breeze coming up the mountain from the south.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • A thirty-knot wind was lashing the Scottish coast with snow and sleet when Dallas surfaced.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • The showers were intermittent now, a ceiling of gray clouds two thousand feet over their heads, blown along by thirty-knot winds toward Iceland's mountainous center.

    Red Storm Rising

  • For example, L.eutenant-Commander A.L. Hignett, in charge of three destroyers, _Wraith, Stiletto_, and _Kobbold_, due to depart at 6 P.M. that evening, offered me a berth on his thirty-knot flagship, but I preferred my comforts, and so accepted sleeping-room in

    Traffics and Discoveries

  • Just as Agnew was casting off from Bangor, when the last bale of arms had gone ashore, a message from U.V.F. headquarters informed him that a thirty-knot cruiser was out looking for the _Fanny_.

    Ulster's Stand For Union

  • A twenty-knot gunboat cannot chase a thirty-knot torpedo-boat very long without losing her below the horizon; but this pursuit lasted ten minutes from the time the sick man went overboard before the gunboat ceased firing and slackened speed.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • [Illustration: Our thirty-knot clip was eating up the road.

    The U-boat hunters

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