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  • n. The horizontal cross section of a vessel on a level with the waterline


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  • Jimmy Buffett, he explained, had landed his waterplane on the East River, not far from Cronkite's apartment.

    'Good Sailing, Walter': At St. Bart's, TV Newsers Bid Farewell to Cronkite

  • What gives the Radisson Diamond its new look is a design technology called SWATH (small waterplane area twin hull).

    It Doesn't Rock, Rattle Or Roll

  • On this side of the Kiel Canal, unless I overrate the powers of the waterplane, there is no safe harbor for it.

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • This glow was repeated three times and at the third repetition the waterplane engine was again audible, increasing in volume every moment.

    Men of Affairs

  • Whether or no these recorded circumstances have any bearing on the mystery of Anthony Barraclough's disappearance it would be impossible to say but the Harbour Authorities who were questioned as to whether they had knowledge of the movements of this particular waterplane replied with a regretful negative.

    Men of Affairs

  • 'Will she spread her little wings an' turn into a waterplane? 'replied the man with a grin.

    On Land and Sea at the Dardanelles

  • But the salient fact remains that to-day the waterplane service of Great Britain is the most efficient in the world, the craft being speedy, designed and built to meet the rough weather conditions which are experienced around these islands, and ideal vessels for patrol and raiding duties.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • A scouting waterplane, however, is able to observe them and note their movement, and accordingly can collect useful information concerning the apparent composition of the hidden force, the course it is following, its travelling speed, and so forth, which it can convey immediately to its friends.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • British had developed the waterplane as an essential auxiliary to naval operations, and here was in advance of her rival, who had practically neglected this line of experiment and evolution, resting secure in the assurance of her advisers that the huge dirigibles would be adequate for all exigencies on the water.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War

  • So far as the British practice is concerned the waterplane is designed to operate in conjunction with, and not apart from, the Navy.

    Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War


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