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Sailing ship   /sˈeɪlɪŋ ʃɪp/   Listen
Sailing ship

A vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts.  Synonym: sailing vessel.

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"Sailing ship" Quotes from Famous Books

... the job to eight shillings ninepence and "extras." At the same time the pay of unskilled labor was rising rapidly, for workers were scarce owing to the call of the merchant marine in those years of the rising splendor of the American sailing ship, and the lure of western lands. The wages of common laborers rose to a dollar ...
— The Armies of Labor - Volume 40 in The Chronicles Of America Series • Samuel P. Orth

... Wilkes, great-niece of the patriot, and niece of a New York banker, and of a Monsieur and Madame Simond, who were travelling in Europe. He married her two years later, having gone through the very respectable probation of crossing and re-crossing the Atlantic (he was a very bad sailor) in a sailing ship, in winter, and in time of war, to fetch his bride. Nor had he long been married before he took the celebrated country house of Craigcrook, where, for more than thirty years, he spent all the spare time of an exceedingly happy life. Then we may jump some fifteen years to ...
— Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860 • George Saintsbury

... not the first time that Rainey had been on a ship, a sailing ship, and at sea. Whenever possible his play-hours had been spent on a little knockabout sloop that he owned jointly with another man, both of them members of the Corinthian Club. While the Curlew had made no ...
— A Man to His Mate • J. Allan Dunn

... packing-cases, and had the satisfaction of turning their new acquirements to a useful purpose. In addition to the personal baggage, Mr. Hardy was taking with him plows and agricultural implements of English make, besides a good stock of seeds of various kinds. These had been sent on direct by a sailing ship, starting a fortnight before themselves. When their heavy baggage was packed up it too was sent off, so as to be put on board the steamer by which they were to sail; and then came a long round of visits to bid farewell to all their friends. This was ...
— On the Pampas • G. A. Henty

... again, and on her sixth birthday little Lydia, the youngest of a large family, had been sent away to boarding-school with an elder sister, and her home knew her no more. She was taken from school to the sailing ship; little stepbrothers and sisters had arrived and she was no longer the baby. Years afterwards she told her own little children that her one vivid recollection of England was the exquisite music of the church chimes as the ship weighed anchor in Bristol harbor—chimes that were ringing ...
— The Moccasin Maker • E. Pauline Johnson

... chair was always set out in the most sheltered and comfortable place. If there was anything to be seen, a cargo boat plunging along forecastle under, or a great iron sailing ship thrashing out to the westwards, with the spray clouds flying about her hove up weather side, he almost invariably appeared with a pair of powerful glasses. She was watched over, her wishes anticipated, and the ...
— Hawtrey's Deputy • Harold Bindloss

... pointing the guns through ports in the ship's side, so that the gunners would be sheltered from all shot that could not pierce the sides. This improvement was soon universally adopted, and by the beginning of the sixteenth century, ships resembling on the whole the sailing ship of modern times had been evolved, having one or two tiers of guns. But as the fight was still at comparatively close quarters—owing to the guns being small, and of no great range,— warships were fitted ...
— How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves - Updated to 1900 • W.H.G. Kingston

... who had rescued Charlie and Ping Wang were not talkative, and beyond saying, 'That's all right,' when they were thanked for their assistance, scarcely said a word. The skipper of the sailing ship was, however, very different. ...
— Chatterbox, 1905. • Various

Words linked to "Sailing ship" :   galleon, sloop, helm, vessel, brig, Indiaman, clipper ship, yard, canvass, clipper, weatherly, smack, dandy, cutter, sailing boat, canvas, windjammer, gaff, dhow, square-rigger, gaffsail, sheet, bark, yawl, gaff-headed sail, brigantine, sail, sailboat, watercraft, barque, mast, fore-and-after, weatherliness, rigger, ketch, felucca, hermaphrodite brig, schooner, boom

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