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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a pleasure boat or pleasure boats.

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Examples

  • I always respect a man who's good at his work, and I bore in mind the story (which I heard from more than one good source) that Blowitz had made his start in France by paying court to his employer's wife, and the pair of them had heaved the unfortunate cuckold into Marseilles harbour from a pleasure-boat, left him to drown, and trotted off to the altar.

    Watershed

  • Meanwhile, officers were still questioning the ferry-and pleasure-boat staff, but as yet no one could identify Felicity as having been a passenger.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

  • Meanwhile, officers were still questioning the ferry-and pleasure-boat staff, but as yet no one could identify Felicity as having been a passenger.

    Silent Scream: An Anna Travis Mystery

  • Illinois-based Outboard Marine has scaled back production of boat engines in Brugge, Belgium; recession has sunk the pleasure-boat business in Europe just as it did in the United States.

    Looking For A Locomotive

  • The National Marine Manufacturers Association said it expects pleasure-boat sales, down 6 percent in 2006, to fall 10 percent more in 2007, largely due to the housing woes.

    The New Money Pit

  • This moment call me hither thy cousin Paul Wheatly, just come from sea, whom thou wert recommending to my service, if I were to marry, and keep a pleasure-boat.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Goesler, among a crowd of people who were watching the adventurous embarkation of certain daring spirits in a pleasure-boat.

    Phineas Finn

  • Mr Smollet calls him the admiral, because he insists upon steering his pleasure-boat upon the lake; and he spends most of his time in ranging through the woods, which he declares he enjoys as much as if they were still his own property — I asked him the other day, if he was never sick, and he answered, Yes; he had a slight fever the year before the union.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • A landing-place overshadowed by a willow, and a pleasure-boat lying moored there among some stakes, caught his eye as he passed along.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • When the captain asked me in what ship I had been wrecked, I said that a party of us had been carried out to sea in a pleasure-boat by a strong current, and that Arowhena (whom I described as a Peruvian lady) and I were alone saved.

    Erewhon

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