Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A boat used in fishing; also, a small fishing-vessel.

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Examples

  • *** Asia Tensions between Japan and China continued to simmer even after Japan bowed to Beijing's demands to release a detained Chinese fishing-boat captain, suggesting the episode could mark the start of a new period of friction between the Asian neighbors, with unpredictable consequences for regional stability.

    World Watch

  • Tensions between Japan and China continued to simmer even after Japan bowed to Beijing's demands to release a detained Chinese fishing-boat captain, suggesting the episode could mark the start of a new period of friction between the Asian neighbors, with unpredictable consequences for regional stability.

    Captain's Release Sparks Furor in Japan

  • Those difficulties prompted media reports that China had embargoed shipments of the materials in retaliation for Japan's detention of the Chinese fishing-boat captain — reports that prompted international concern because China has a near monopoly on rare earths, which are essential for producing electric-car batteries and other high-tech and defense products.

    Customs Agents Put Extra Scrutiny on Goods

  • Chinese-Japanese tensions continued to simmer even after Tokyo freed a detained Chinese fishing-boat captain.

    What's News: World-Wide

  • Just six months ago, China's Internet was filled with comments lambasting Japan over the arrest and detention of a Chinese fishing-boat captain for ramming Japanese Coast Guard vessels near a set of disputed islands in the East China Sea.

    Chinese Find Admiration for Longtime Rival

  • When a humpback whale got tangled in his fishing-boat net in 2008, Robert Eldridge Jr., a commercial fisherman, says he had one overriding thought: free it.

    As Federal Crime List Grows, Threshold of Guilt Declines

  • The move comes after a South Korean coast guard officer died when he was stabbed by a Chinese fishing-boat captain earlier this month.

    Seoul Beefs Up Steps to Fight Illegal Fishing

  • The first of the flood tide was setting in, when we ran below where we thought the line was stretched and dropped over a fishing-boat anchor.

    The King of the Greeks

  • He and buddy Hal Chittum, a St. Augustine, Fla. fishing-boat builder and former fishing guide, said that because of commercial greed, bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, swordfish and sturgeon have been in trouble for sometime.

    Susan Buchanan: The Gulf's Ocean and Inland Fish Face Multiple Threats

  • The sun had far descended, and I still sat on the shore, satisfying my appetite, which had become ravenous, with an oaten cake, when I saw a fishing-boat land close to me, and one of the men brought me a packet; it contained letters from

    Chapter 20

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