from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pier or wharf; a landing-place.


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  • After luncheon, by which time all the passengers but ourselves had gone ashore, we engaged a sampan, bade Kusumoto and the ship's officers farewell, and landed in the English "hatoba," which is a sort of floating basin, the shore end of which consists of landing-steps alongside which a whole fleet of boats can be accommodated at once.

    Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun A Story of the Russo-Japanese War

  • Night fell while they gazed at the unfamiliar scene, and the lanterns on the sampans, bound for the customs _hatoba_, glistened over the bay like fireflies.

    Boy Scouts in the Philippines Or, The Key to the Treaty Box

  • I got here yesterday, the 4th of July, on the early train, and rushed down to the hatoba to meet the launch when it came in from the steamer.

    The Lady of the Decoration

  • "Call a hansom," he demanded impatiently of Judson, who stood grinning at the queer sights on the hatoba.

    The Honorable Percival


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