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  • adj. Without a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of ships.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of ships.


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  • Twenty and thirty times a day he would reel out of his tent, a brimming beaker in one hand, stagger the short distance to the shore, and look toward the shipless, sailless harbor mouth.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Artificial gravity once again took firm hold of the ship's contents, including the now shipless crew of the vanished Palomino.

    The Black Hole

  • There was no use in asking what brought a Free Trader shipless into the Diving Lokworm.

    Uncharted Stars

  • It's not been pleasant to be a shipless captain living on strangers 'bounty.

    Space Viking

  • To the uninitiated, it seems to have the same paucity of interest as any other shipless stretch of water; but to this expert it has a story.

    Some Naval Yarns

  • Seat; it is as fine in that neighbourhood as Juan Fernandez, as lonely too, when the Fishing boats are not out; I have sat for hours, staring upon the shipless sea.

    Highways & Byways in Sussex

  • "By Jove, it has!" exclaimed Tom, rushing to the other side of the room, and peering out at the shipless sea.

    The Inn at the Red Oak

  • And so with painful steps (for the shores of the world are covered with huge crystals) he came to the risky seas of Shiroora Shan and saw them pounding to gravel the wreckage of fallen stars, saw them and heard their roar, those shipless seas that between earth and the fairies 'homes heave beneath some huge wind that is none of our four.

    Tales of Wonder

  • Far to either side of me stretched the faint gold horns of a bay; and beyond me, almost violet in the shadow of its waves, the shipless sea.

    Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

  • Moaning with the sagging tide in shipless ocean spaces;

    The Stranger at the Gate


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