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  • His initial role was to supply the diplomats with swift-sailing packet boats that might slip the British cruisers and deliver urgent correspondence to Europe.

    Robert Morris

  • The public treasury gave a drachma29 a day to each sailor, and furnished empty hulls for sixty swift-sailing vessels, and for forty transports carrying hoplites.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Therefore, people fondly associated their cups and saucers with the romance of swift-sailing vessels, epic voyages through storms and pirate-infested waters, and distant Canton, the great Far Eastern emporium known for its strange people, novel sights, beautiful views, and unusual smells.

    The Romance of China: Excursions to China in U.S. Culture: 1776-1876

  • They however, not believing it, kept the messenger under guard and sent swift-sailing ships to look on before.

    The History of Herodotus

  • It flew on twenty armed clippers scattered over the oceans of the world, on a hundred swift-sailing armed lorchas that smuggled opium up the coast.


  • At the beginning of this war Gelimer had put this Boniface on a very swift-sailing ship, and placing all the royal treasure in it commanded him to anchor in the harbour of Hippo Regius, and if he should see that the situation was not favourable to their side, he was to sail with all speed to Spain with the money, and go to Theudis, the leader of the

    History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8) The Vandalic War

  • England, and brought here on large ocean steamers, and then transferred to swift-sailing blockade runners, waiting to receive it.

    The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 5, February, 1885

  • It was a swift-sailing lateen-rigged felucca, one of those crafts that are common enough in Eastern waters, especially in the Levant.

    Picked up at Sea The Gold Miners of Minturne Creek

  • She sat in her place by the sea, and the swift-sailing ships obeyed her.

    The Coming of the Princess and Other Poems

  • The _Donna Philippa_ was a galleon of medium class, but well-built and swift-sailing.

    Sea-Dogs All! A Tale of Forest and Sea


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