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  • They continued to send slow-sailing brigs and ill-armed sloops-of-war, for the protection of large fleets of merchantmen, with valuable cargoes, while the frigates of the enemy, in search of them, whether in the calm or in the storm, were faster than British seventy-fours, and were equal to British ships of the line in armament.

    The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation Volume 1

  • The same type of slow-sailing vessels carried all the commerce.

    Checking the Waste A Study in Conservation

  • It may be said that Perry fought the earlier part of the battle almost alone, a slow-sailing brig, the Caledonia, being in line ahead of the Niagara, and

    The Land We Live In The Story of Our Country

  • We frequently express great surprise that we have no intelligence from our ministers, special ambassadors, and agents; but do not reflect that in the majority of cases dispatches have to be sent by irresponsible and slow-sailing vessels, or by the steamers of Great

    Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post

  • Walking beneath them, you see between their stems part of some slow-sailing cloud or glimpses of the distant plain; as you descend, the gardens, village, and river near below.

    Lady John Russell

  • To add to the troubles, the Ranger proved crank and slow-sailing; and she had only one barrel of rum aboard, which made the men discontented.

    Richard Carvel — Complete

  • All the cloud stuff in the sky was gathered into great towering slow-sailing masses, and the rest was blue of the intensest.

    The Research Magnificent

  • Small wonder — it had taken them ten months to come from Japan to America in one of the old-fashioned, slow-sailing vessels.

    A Father

  • The sun appeared and disappeared again among the fleecy slow-sailing clouds.

    The Child of Pleasure

  • There were not many birds of prey around us, except the big slow-sailing turkey-buzzards, which are protected by law as useful scavengers.

    A Tramp's Notebook

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