coasting-vessel love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vessel which plies only along the coast.


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  • Hidden behind the horse, I heard enough of their conversation to know that I had narrowly escaped discovery before I went on board the coasting-vessel.


  • In August, his father took him on a coasting-vessel.

    A Simple Soul

  • My father was the owner of a small coasting-vessel, and of course was often away from home for weeks and sometimes for months together.

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • The Ella had been a coasting-vessel, carrying dressed lumber to South

    The After House

  • Many a coasting-vessel was sent to Halifax to swell the coffers of the British prize-courts, or, after being set on fire, was left to lie charred and ruined upon the rocky shore, as a warning to all who violated the blockade.

    The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)

  • A coasting-vessel drawing five feet of water will anchor off Apalachee Bay in eight feet of water, at the commencement of a "norther," and in four or five hours, unless the crew put to sea, the vessel will be left upon the dry bottom of the

    Four Months in a Sneak-Box

  • One pleasant morning, six years before the date at which this story commences, a small coasting-vessel drew up at a North River pier in the lower part of the city.

    Ben, the Luggage Boy; or, Among the Wharves

  • I asked, and I proceeded to explain, that having done my business, I had been drawn back to the harbour by all the attractions shipping has for me, and had there been accosted by the mate of a coasting-vessel bound for New York with salt fish, who was in want of hands both to load and man her.

    We and the World, Part II A Book for Boys

  • From this time forth my rambles became more frequent and, as I grew older, more distant, until at last I had wandered far and near on the shore and in the woods around our humble dwelling, and did not rest content until my father bound me apprentice to a coasting-vessel and let me go to sea.

    The Coral Island

  • There are ships here of every shape and size -- from the little coasting-vessel to the great East Indiaman, which, in its unfinished condition, looks like the skeleton of some dire megatherium of the antediluvian world.

    Man on the Ocean A Book about Boats and Ships


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