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  • n. Plural form of catboat.


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  • Next to this comes the Cape Cod "catboats," which have come into general use and may be found almost anywhere.

    CapeCodToday Blog Chowder

  • A falling tide may ground a lot of dinghies and catboats, but it can put a few yachts on the rocks as well.

    Jodie Allen: Cockeyed Optimists or Self-Fulfilling Prophets?

  • But this particular stair led only as far as the lower dock, where the stewards kept a few catboats and canoes for quick runs into the lake without having to hike all the way to the main docks in Eastbay.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • There were several catboats on moorings, ready to go, if you knew how to sail.

    Death on a Vineyard Beach

  • Dried-up stream beds ran down into little half-moon beaches and Warren could see the teams had moored catboats and other small craft there.

    Across The Sea Of Suns

  • Inshore was a fleet of small fry -- catboats, sloops, dories under sail, and a smart smack or two going around to Provincetown with cargoes from the fish pounds.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • There was to be an hour of rest for the baseball players between the games, and during that time there were to be running races and jumping contests, and also a race for small sailing boats on the lake, with crews from the three Patrols for three catboats.

    The Boy Scout Fire Fighters or Jack Danby's Bravest Deed

  • She pointed to a tall, lanky, slouchily dressed man who was directing the lowering of a sail in one of the catboats.

    The Slipper Point Mystery

  • He got off and with no distinct destination followed a winding, descending sidewalk and came out facing the river, in particular a long pier and a partitioned litter of shipyards for miniature craft: small launches, canoes, rowboats, and catboats.

    Book 2, Chapter 5. The Egotist Becomes a Personage.

  • High up on its sides were dirt and rock trains, dozens of compressed-air drills, their spars resembling the masts of a fleet of catboats at anchor -- behind these, grimy, powerful steam shovels which rooted and grunted quite like iron hogs.

    The Ne'er-Do-Well


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