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  • Things you get in an Executive Suite that you don't get in a pleb room: slippers, toothbrush kit, shaving kit, much better WiFi reception, sewing kit, extra TV, bigger balcony, sea view of fabulous rolling waves and foamy breakers with flotilla of white-sailed yachts laid on for extra picturesqueness.

    Holiday!

  • Directly ahead of him, and reaching across the whole view, lay the silvered waters of the Arcachon basin, made visible suddenly by this rise in the road, but Sharpe stared only at the fortress, seemingly half-buried in the encroaching sand, and at the white-sailed frigate that coughed her own billow of whiter smoke to meld with the fort's darker gusts.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • It was lovely sitting up on the hillside, watching the boats in the harbour, and seeing the beautiful, white-sailed yachts bending to and fro in the strong wind that blew there.

    Five Have A Mystery To Solve

  • All night I dream of blue, sparkling waters, where little white-sailed boats are gliding so gently, gently off from the shore, and away into the distance.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • From around the point beyond the Indian Village and into the bay, a white-sailed schooner had drifted.

    Where the Sun Swings North

  • King Theophile had led many armies to victory, driving his golden white-sailed boats upon far-off coasts, but from each conquest he returned the sadder because he had made many people hate him, and had won no one's love.

    The Faery Tales of Weir

  • We can look out of those side windows upon the white-sailed galleys that go by.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • Tied up at the wharves, were the smaller, yellow and white-sailed ships which crossed the channel between the mainland and the island empire.

    The Players

  • For now it was winter, and the heavy drifts of snow that lay on Dimock's meadow forbade any explorations which the one idea of finding her child might have driven her to make; and the frozen surface of the river no white-sailed ship could traverse now, nor the hissing paddle-wheels of a steamer break the silence with intimations of life, active and salient, far beyond the lonely precinct of Abner Dimock's home.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • Jane liked them, for their color: a dead flat of brown salt grass with patches of brilliant emerald, and the black, snaky lines up which the tide crept, the white-sailed boats looking as if they were wedged in the grass.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

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