Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A club or union of yacht-owners for racing purposes, the promotion of yachting, etc., usually presided over by a commodore.
“But even yacht-club members enjoy an exciting finish.”
“Perkins liked Vittoria, but when discussing Mirabella V on the yacht-club circuit, he couldn't resist referring to its name in French: "Mirabella cinq," as in "descended to the bottom of the sea.”
“Even his clothes, offstage, have a certain kind of yacht-club vibe.”
“It was four kilometers against the current from the yacht-club dock to even reach the cooling pond.”
“Steam rose from the water as rain fell, but Arkady could see that Hoffman, Yakov and their car had deserted the yacht-club dock.”
“Alexis Vassilyitch to spend every night at the yacht-club at baccarat.”
“So we went down to the yacht-club wharf to see about the boat that belonged to old”
“The tarpaulins on the hatches have thus been kept continually wet, so that their close and heavy texture is rendered quite impervious to the air, The "Chancellor's" pumps afford a copious supply of water, so that I should not suppose that even the daintiest and most luxurious craft belonging to an aristocratic yacht-club was ever subject to a more thorough scouring.”
“We took him to a clothing-house, fitted him out with a new suit, yacht-club style, with”
“She was moored off the yacht-club house, and the American flag was flying at her peak, as though she had just gone into commission.”
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