from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boat used by a fisherman or in fishing.


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  • Then seeking up and down about the sands, at last he found some rotten planks of a little fisher-boat, not much, but yet enough to make up a funeral pile for a naked body, and that not quite entire.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • As soon as they had saluted each other, and were going by the sea-side, they saw some scorpions fighting, which Marius took for an ill omen, whereupon they immediately went on board a little fisher-boat, and made toward Cercina, an island not far distant from the continent.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • He replied that he was come a-fishing, but Annikki said: 'Thy boat is not rigged like a fisher-boat, nor hast thou lines or nets with thee.

    Finnish Legends for English Children

  • It was by the sea that he found her, sitting in one of the shelters on the parade, with her hands clasped in her lap, looking listlessly at a fisher-boat putting out from the yellow sands below.

    The Shrieking Pit

  • The deep herbage and multitudinous roadside plants all wet and glistening, the twinkle of a hundred burns that crossed the road at every step, the sound of the oars upon the rowlocks of a fisher-boat upon the loch, the shadows that flew over the hills in swift, instantaneous succession added their charm to the spell of the morning, the freshest and most rapturous of all the aspects of nature.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • The King went down to a miserable fisher-boat that Hales had provided for carrying them over to France.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 12

  • Thames, might fitly be compared; but the pomp of the Venetian fisher-boat is like neither.

    The Harbours of England

  • Yet, among them, the fisher-boat, corresponding to the cottage on the land (only far more sublime than a cottage ever can be), is on the whole the thing most venerable.

    The Harbours of England

  • To return to the Christian navy: Before they could get to Tenasserim, their want of fresh water forced them to seek it nearer hand, at Queda, in the river of Parlez; where being entered, they perceived by night a fisher-boat, going by their ships.

    The Works of John Dryden

  • I saw a boat near us when I fainted, and conclude if she had been drowned, she would have kept her hold on the chest, as people generally do; for this reason I flatter myself the fisher-boat took her up, and neglected me, whom they might conclude dead, or that some wave might drive me out of their reach.

    The Inhuman Stepmother, or the History of Miss Harriot Montague


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