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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ship's boat; a small boat.

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Examples

  • When he was come within a flightshot8 of our ship, signs were made to us, that we should send forth some to meet him upon the water; which we presently did in our ship-boat, sending the principal man amongst us save one, and four of our number with him.

    The New Atlantis: Paras 1-29

  • Being before this island, we espied two ships under sail, to the one of which we gave chase, and in the end boarded her with a ship-boat without resistance; which we found to be a good prize, and she yielded unto us good store of wine.

    Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Round the World

  • I chose for pilot the boy, and presently, with great care, launching our patched shallop from the stocks -- for the ship-boat was too small to carry six safely -- we got quietly away.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • When he was come within a flight-shot of our ship, signs were made to us that we should send forth some to meet him upon the water, which we presently did in our ship-boat, sending the principal man amongst us save one, and four of our number with him.

    The New Atlantis

  • When he was come within a flightshot of our ship, signs were made to us, that we should send forth some to meet him upon the water; which we presently did in our ship-boat, sending the principal man amongst us save one, and four of our number with him.

    New Atlantis

  • But they spying our ship-boat making towards them, returned with maine force and fled into an

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I.

  • Sauages rowing toward them and their ship, and vpon the viewe they manned out a ship-boat to meet them and to take them.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of The English Nation, Vol. XII., America, Part I.

  • But being doubtful how to carry victuals for so long a time in such baubles, or any strength of men, especially for that Berreo assured us that his son must be by that time come down with many soldiers, I sent away one King, master of the Lion’s Whelp, with his ship-boat, to try another branch of the river in the bottom of the Bay of Guanipa, which was called Amana, to prove if there were water to be found for either of the small ships to enter.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • For in the bottom of an old galego which I caused to be fashioned like a galley, and in one barge, two wherries, and a ship-boat of the Lion’s Whelp, we carried 100 persons and their victuals for a month in the same, being all driven to lie in the rain and weather in the open air, in the burning sun, and upon the hard boards, and to dress our meat, and to carry all manner of furniture in them.

    The Discovery of Guiana. Paras. 1-49

  • But being doubtful how to carry victuals for so long a time in such baubles, or any strength of men, especially for that Berreo assured us that his son must be by that time come down with many soldiers, I sent away one King, master of the Lion's Whelp, with his ship-boat, to try another branch of the river in the bottom of the Bay of Guanipa, which was called Amana, to prove if there were water to be found for either of the small ships to enter.

    The Discovery of Guiana

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