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  • noun Plural form of workboat.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Among the workboats shuttling passengers that morning before pumping Hudson River water to firefighters on land was fireboat John J. Harvey.

    Jessica DuLong: The Untold Story of Ground Zero Evacuations by Boat

  • The Coast Guard and workboats rushed to the scene, but mostly watched helplessly as the doomed rig began to drift and list, its dynamic positioning and flotation systems dead.

    Robert L. Cavnar: From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

  • A ten-thousand-mile network of canals that had been cut for the installation of pipelines and the use of industrial workboats had poisoned the root systems of living marsh along the entirety of the coast.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Otherwise, he ate his snack and gazed at the flowers and caladiums and oak trees and flooded elephant ears along the banks of the bayou and the passing tugs and workboats that were headed for the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • Otherwise, he ate his snack and gazed at the flowers and caladiums and oak trees and flooded elephant ears along the banks of the bayou and the passing tugs and workboats that were headed for the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • The Coast Guard and workboats rushed to the scene, but mostly watched helplessly as the doomed rig began to drift and list, its dynamic positioning and flotation systems dead.

    Robert L. Cavnar: From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

  • The Coast Guard and workboats rushed to the scene, but mostly watched helplessly as the doomed rig began to drift and list, its dynamic positioning and flotation systems dead.

    Robert L. Cavnar: From "Drill, Baby, Drill!" to "Spill, Baby, Spill!" Now What?

  • Otherwise, he ate his snack and gazed at the flowers and caladiums and oak trees and flooded elephant ears along the banks of the bayou and the passing tugs and workboats that were headed for the Gulf of Mexico.

    The Glass Rainbow

  • A controlled burn, in which workboats separate some of the oil from the main mass with fire-resistant booms and set it alight, was scheduled for noon EDT today.

    PM Update: Preparing for a taste of summer

  • A ten-thousand-mile network of canals that had been cut for the installation of pipelines and the use of industrial workboats had poisoned the root systems of living marsh along the entirety of the coast.

    The Glass Rainbow

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