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  • n. Plural form of keelboat.


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  • They also tried to get a reaction out of the tourists floating by on the Mark Twain riverboat and the Mike Fink keelboats by chanting slogans like "free Charles Manson" and "legalize marijuana," while openly smoking pot.

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  • The wild Red may have been fine for the keelboats and rafts of old, but it was inhospitable to the kind of barge traffic that had become the mainstay of modern inland agricultural and petrochemical shipping.

    Interstate 69

  • Bruce has been sailing all his life, starting off in small dinghies and skiffs, then moving on to keelboats and multihulls.

    True Spirit

  • Various canoes, keelboats, pirogues clustered around the main vessel, but Tasmin could gain no conception of what was wrong.

    The Berrybender Narratives

  • One after another, the flotilla turned to the left, the keelboats and pirogues trimming their sails to catch the late afternoon wind, the canoes keeping to the center of the narrow river in order to ride the current.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The rest of the flotilla was approaching the shore: canoes, pirogues, a couple of keelboats, more than three dozen boats in all.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Everyone else dozed within their tents, save for a couple of men standing guard near the boats, which had either been pulled ashore or, in the case of the keelboats, covered with camouflage nets.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The pirogues and keelboats had the advantage of speed, and it made little sense to try to outrace them, so they contented themselves with remaining near the rear of the flotilla.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • By mid-century, keelboats and later steamships regularly made the journey.


  • In due time Lisa's party had wrestled his keelboats up the Missouri River as far as the mouth of the Platte, and were tied up there when John Colter's little canoe slid into view around the bend.

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