Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as steam-ship.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The poor little man had his elbows on the marble table, his head between his hands, and looked, as one has seen gentlemen look over a steam-vessel off Ramsgate, the wind blowing remarkably fresh: at last he fairly burst out crying.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • He was giving up his search for any practical solution when the whistle of a steam-vessel coming into port seemed to blow him an answer by suggesting a scheme.

    Pierre And Jean

  • In May 1839 the first steam-vessel that had crossed the ocean anchored in New York Harbour, and thenceforward it was possible to obtain supplies from the European literary markets within a fortnight of publication.

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century

  • Nothing but the wide surface of the ocean was visible from our mountain eminence, and after a few minutes 'survey we descended, returned to the boat, and after regaining the steam-vessel, took our farewell look of Staffa, and steered on for

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • Rome in one day, and was now going to Naples to ascend Vesuvius, and then by the steam-vessel to Marseilles, to gain a knowledge also of the south of France, which he hoped to do in a still shorter time.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 62, No. 384, October 1847

  • I suppose it's no use to ask you to come and partake of 'em, else there's a steam-vessel.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • As soon as we came in sight of the Madagascar, which was lying in the harbour or roadstead of Smyrna, a boat put off from it towards the steam-vessel, and in a few moments the King of Greece was in the arms of his brother.

    Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833

  • The low-lying bank of vapour, which originally resembled the trail of smoke from some passing steam-vessel on her way down Channel, gradually spread itself out along the horizon.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • The steam-vessel attended for the purpose of towing the transports, in case of necessity; and several gun-vessels were stationed so as to command the barracks of the refractory regiments, while a body of Brazilian soldiers was stationed in the neighbourhood.

    Journal of a Voyage to Brazil And Residence There During Part of the Years 1821, 1822, 1823

  • But, when this octopus of the air clutched them in its corpse-like grip, breathing its wet vapoury breath into their faces, soddening their clothes with heavy moisture and slackening their energies as it had already damped their hopes of a steam-vessel coming to the rescue, Bob, whose nerves were strained to their utmost tension, at last broke down.

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.