from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A boat used for deep-sea fishing.


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  • Shortly before Yaspard and Signy left Collaster on that unfortunate expedition, the young Laird of Lunda was called from the Ha 'to interview some shipwrecked men who had been found by a haaf-boat on one of the sound skerries.

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  • A great deal of time would have been lost if the haaf-boat had carried him into Boden voe, so Tom good-naturedly requested to be put ashore at the nearest point, determined to walk across the island to Moolapund.

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  • More than once our lads had spoken a haaf-boat, and sent messages to

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  • He was carefully conveyed to the boat; the _Osprey_ was safely beached, high and dry, and loaded with stones to prevent her being buffeted by the winds again, until such time as she could be removed; and the boys, with lightened hearts, scrambled into the haaf-boat, carrying with them all their campaigning effects.

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  • Next morning the haaf-boat returned to Burra Isle, and at the same time

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