from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as steam-ship.


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  • 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


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