from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A yacht propelled by steam, or by steam and sails.


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  • “Because the ‘Duncan’ is a steam-yacht, and I cannot perceive any trace of smoke either above or near that vessel.”

    The Mysterious Island

  • About half-way between the Florida shore and the golden collar a white steam-yacht, very young and graceful, was riding at anchor and under a blue-and-white awning aft a yellow-haired girl reclined in a wicker settee reading The Revolt of the Angels, by

    Flappers and Philosophers

  • Judy knew it must be “horrid” for poor Lily to have to stop to consider whether she could afford real lace on her petticoats, and not to have a motor-car and a steam-yacht at her orders; but the daily friction of unpaid bills, the daily nibble of small temptations to expenditure, were trials as far out of her experience as the domestic problems of the charwoman.

    The House of Mirth

  • The steam-yacht is the most graceful as well as agile of the species, as certainly it ought to be when as much money is sometimes put into one as would buy a

    Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885

  • Into the mouth of the cove shot a keen-pro wed steam-yacht, resplendent with brass fittings and fresh, white paint.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • Thus, favored by the weather, the majestic steam-yacht resumed her voyage.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • Since the introduction of railroad communication, however, the canal has been the medium of conveying merchandise only; wherefore, our interesting trip on the steam-yacht "Marguerite" is one of a few exceptions to the ordinary routine of the Erie Canal.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • The beautiful steam-yacht _Henriette_, of which a picture is given on this page, has just left New York, bound on a pleasure voyage around the world.

    Harper's Young People, December 30, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly

  • She is to be accompanied in her trip around the world by a smaller steam-yacht, or tender, named the _Follet_, in which will be carried quantities of choice provisions and extra supplies of all kinds.

    Harper's Young People, December 30, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly

  • She is 205 feet long over all, and is the largest steam-yacht but one ever built in this country.

    Harper's Young People, December 30, 1879 An Illustrated Weekly


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