shallow-draught love



from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of vessels whose keel is not far below the waterline


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  • Fifteen miles or more to the western end at Abermenai, but the smaller shallow-draught ships, oared by twenty rowers, could cover that distance rapidly.

    His Disposition

  • Look at "George Washington Crossing the Delaware": people and horses standing up in a small, shallow-draught boat just for starters but I do know that kind of painting is always intended to be theatrical rather than historical.


  • However, if we do take Crichley's point that there is a general shortage of shallow-draught patrol vessels, then the situation is even worse than he makes out.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The boat was a crude, shallow-draught affair with an almost flat bottom.

    The Wicked Day

  • An event of great importance was the introduction in 1860 of shallow-draught steel gunboats to be used against the piratical Moros of Mindanao.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Moored to the docks or anchored in the harbor were several shallow-draught "tin-clad" coast-patrol craft from the staffs of which streamed the red and yellow bars of Spain.

    Rainbow's End

  • In a moment appeared the _Lucy Belle_, a shallow-draught, flimsy-looking double decker, with two slim smokestacks side by side connected by a band of fancy grill-work, a walking beam, two huge paddle boxes and much white paint.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • Next morning they left by rail for Leopoldville, where they found waiting for them the _Leopold_, a shallow-draught steamer of some two hundred tons.

    The Pools of Silence

  • This matter had reference to the dearth of shallow-draught vessels in the slave squadron vessels capable of following the slavers in over the bars of the African rivers and fighting them upon equal terms.

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story

  • The vessel reached across the narrow channel and went in stays quite close to the tree-clad northern shore of the lagoon -- thus at once exhibiting her own exceedingly shallow-draught of water and her skipper's intimate knowledge of the locality -- just as the barque in turn hove in sight.

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story


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