from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship-building, a former name for the uppermost strake of ceiling, which is thicker than the rest of the ceiling, and is considered the principal binding strake. Now usually called clamp.
  • noun Skill in navigation.


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  • Yea, and two other sons of Poseidon came; one Erginus, who left the citadel of glorious Miletus, the other proud Ancaeus, who left Parthenia, the seat of Imbrasion Hera; both boasted their skill in sea-craft and in war.

    The Argonautica

  • Tigris – Euphrates land, where sea-craft has not changed since the days of Xisisthrus – Noah, and long before.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Parthenia, the seat of Imbrasion Hera; both boasted their skill in sea-craft and in war.

    The Argonautica

  • Very few days sufficed to put the rigging and sails in perfect condition; to mount my sixteen guns; to drill the men with small arms as well as artillery; and by paint and sea-craft, to disguise the Saint Paul as a very respectable cruiser.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • In spite of all the captain's sea-craft the ship was being driven nearer to the dreaded, low, shingle beach of the island that stretched along the northern edge of the sea.

    The Book of Missionary Heroes

  • By sea and land they come -- rumours of things half seen, half heard -- glimpses of enemy aircraft, sea-craft.


  • I very soon found out that they knew what they were talking about -- in fact, between you and me, I should have said that they were as experienced in sea-craft as any man could be!

    Ravensdene Court

  • Names are odious, but I remember one of them who might have been their very president, the P.R.A. of the sea-craft.

    The Mirror of the Sea

  • The mysteriously born tradition of sea-craft commands unity in a body of workers engaged in an occupation in which men have to depend upon each other.

    Notes on Life and Letters

  • Some of them would bring their wives with them for the voyage; uniformly rather pretty women, a trifle dressy, somewhat fragile in appearance, but really sound enough; naive, simple, good souls, loving their husbands and magnifying them, and taking a vicarious pride in their ships and sea-craft.

    Hawthorne and His Circle


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