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  • n. Plural form of flyboat.

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Examples

  • From the proportions of other ships in her era, we might guess that her deck length was about 100–120 feet, and her beam about 36–40 feet.6 Later, as we shall see, flyboats were given another and entirely different meaning: small fast-sailing vessels, often heavily armed for their size.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Act of Parliament, thrust themselves into the coal-trade for the interest of the captors, such as the Yarmouth and London merchants, and others; and the Ipswich men dropped gradually out of it, being discouraged by those Dutch flyboats.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • Regular lines of flyboats even now carry merchandise and passengers at a fixed tariff, and for a consideration of two and a half francs you can go to

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 19 — Travel and Adventure

  • The ships wore out, the masters died off, the trade took a new turn; Dutch flyboats taken in the war, and made free ships by Act of Parliament, thrust themselves into the coal-trade for the interest of the captors, such as the Yarmouth and London merchants, and others; and the Ipswich men dropped gradually out of it, being discouraged by those Dutch flyboats.

    Tour through Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • a new turn; Dutch flyboats taken in the war, and made free ships by

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

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