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  • The Wife is an old Coquet, that is always hankering after the Diversions of the Town; the Husband a morose

    Spectator, July 27, 1711

  • The Wife is an old Coquet, that is always hankering after the

    The Spectator, Volume 1 Eighteenth-Century Periodical Essays

  • "I have been; and can tell you something more of the Coquet which is interesting."

    Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands

  • The screw steamer "Coquet" left a little port on the north coast early one October.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • The "Coquet" got into a very bad quarter indeed, and the captain soon saw that it was useless to try running her.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • The "Coquet" got away down Channel and struck for Ushant without any mishap; but when she got well into the Bay the sky began to look ominous.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • "Coquet" was built under the eye of a critic who did not suffer champagne to bias his ideas of solid workmanship.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • Once, when the mate dodged aft and clambered to the bridge, the "Coquet" took a long rush down, after she had reared on end like a horse.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • A blinding scuffle of cross-seas came and the "Coquet" was smothered for a while; the captain heard a crashing sound, and when he looked round the starboard boat was smashed and hanging in splinters, while the port boat was torn clean away.

    The Romance of the Coast

  • The master of the "Coquet" had been seventy-two hours on the bridge, and he was nearly asleep as he walked.

    The Romance of the Coast

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