Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having three masts.
“The Tui Tai is a three-masted schooner that sails around remote islands in northern Fiji.”
“Rick and Michael Mast , co-founders of Mast Brothers Chocolate, eventually found the three-masted Black Seal, which Captain Eric Loftfield had spent 25 years building in his Cape Cod lawn as a hobby.”
“No sad-eyed elephants, no three-masted clipper ships and, sadly, no dead presidents either.”
“Never were there more dainty and lovable topmasts on a three-masted schooner, and never was there a three - masted schooner that worked like the witch she was to windward.”
“And when the news went around that these were part of the survivors of the three-masted schooner, Mary Turner, smashed into kindling wood and sunk by a whale, the elderly females no more believed than had they the yarn of the sunken island.”
“She was a trim little three-masted schooner, topsail-rigged, and Jack used her later as a model for Cap'n Larsen's vessel in The Sea-Wolf.”
“The three-masted SV Concordia was on a five-month voyage that allows students in secondary school grades 11 and 12 and the first year of college to study while sailing around the world.”
“The men's version is Hermès orange; the women's is white, with rounded curves, reminiscent of potholes (the original Clipper series, launched in 1981, paid homage to the three-masted ship).”
“No doubt inspired by Ernest Shackleton's legendary struggles (whose history hangs over this expedition with ghostly prescience), the scientists and filmmakers expect their three-masted schooner to be locked in place by pack ice throughout the Antarctic winter.”
“There were no cars, no trains, but there were three-masted ships sailing waters of incredible blue, the pyramids of Egypt off in the distance, the thriving world around Jerusalem, Mecca in all its glory, Rome when it had not yet crumbled.”
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