-ship

Definitions

  • Katie and Bolton on the deck of the ship
    Katie and Bolton on the deck of the ship
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • -ship A suffix denoting state office dignity profession, or art; as in lordship, friendship, chancellorship, stewardship, horsemanship.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow Tom and Pearson on the deck of the ship in the snow
THE CHOLERA SHIP THE CHOLERA SHIP
Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship Come to pry into things, and look about and find out, that wuzn't a real ship
English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were shipped to Virginia during the 17th century English slip-decorated ware. Although made in England mainly for local consumption, many attractive examples were...
A wharf scene—arrival of a ship from the mother country. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) A wharf scene—arrival of a ship from the mother country. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
I Saw Three Ships music I Saw Three Ships music
I SAW THREE SHIPS I SAW THREE SHIPS
The king's ship is grounded on a rock; a mermaid is nearby The king's ship is grounded on a rock; a mermaid is nearby

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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    “One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.”
  • Raul Armesto
    Raul Armesto
    “The world isn't interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “It is our relation to circumstances that determine their influence over us. The same wind that blows one ship into port may blow another off shore.”

Idioms

Jump ship - If you leave a company or institution for another because it is doing badly, you are jumping ship.
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Loose lips sink ships - To have loose lips means to have a big mouth, susceptible to talking about everything and everyone. Sinking ships refers to anything from small acquaintances to long and hearty relationships (with friends or a significant other). So when one says loose lips sink ships, one is basically saying if you can't shut up you are going to end hurting people, usually psychologically or emotionally.Loose lips sink ships comes from World War I and/or WWII, when sailors on leave from their ships might talk about what ship they sailed on or where it had come from, or where it was going. If they talked too much (had 'loose lips') they might accidentally provide the enemy with anecdotal information that might later cause their ship to be tracked, and bombed and sunk, hence 'Loose lips sink ships.' Later, it came to mean any excessive talk might sabotage a project.
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Rudderless ship - If an organisation, company, government, etc, is like a rudderless ship, it has no clear direction and drifts about without reaching its goals.
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Shape up or ship out - If someone has to shape up or ship out, they have to improve or leave their job, organisation, etc.
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Ship came in - If your ship has come in, something very good has happened to you.
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Spoil the ship for a ha'pworth of tar - (UK) If someone spoils the ship for a ha'pworth (halfpenny's worth) of tar, they spoil something completely by trying to make a small economy.
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That ship has sailed - A particular opportunity has passed you by when that ship has sailed.
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Tight ship - If you run a tight ship, you control an organization or business firmly to maximise performance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. -schipe, AS. -scipe,; akin to OFries. -skipe, OLG. -skepi, D. -schap, OHG. -scaf, G. -schaft,. Cf. Shape (n.), and Landscape

Usage

In literature:

It is significant and appropriate that a Phoenician coin that has come down to us bears the relief of a ship of war.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Canada built ships, sailed ships, owned ships, and sold ships.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
A house smells of smoke, a ship smells of frolic.
"Viking Tales" by Jennie Hall
He had the promise from the First Lord of the Admiralty of an appointment speedily to a ship.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Southhamton, wher they found the bigger ship come from London, lying ready, w^th all the rest of their company.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
In an encounter with a Spanish squadron it lost a ship.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Ship after ship burst into flame.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
That is a call never to be disregarded by an English ship, much less an English man-of-war.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Two of the ships belonging to the Manila expedition also made a prize of an Acapulco ship with a cargo worth 3,000,000 dollars.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Many had taken refuge in ships, and I doubt if a single ship survived that night.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
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In poetry:

Rescue, save
the foundering ship.
Chains, be loosed –
leaden weights, slip.
"Untitled" by Eberhard Arnold
The ship rocked long
Across the weary sea,
But at the last
There is a port for me.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
Long-lost shipmates
In long-drowned ships —
Smiling, yet sadly,
With bearded lips.
"Portrait Of A Lady-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
ERE Beowulf's song
Was heard from the ships,
Ere Roland had set
The horn to his lips:
"A Mountaineer" by Padraic Colum
Now from distant shores
O'er the cruel sea,
Ship on ship draws near
Homage paying thee.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Them was the days, sonnies,
Them was the men,
Them was the ships
As we'll never see again.
"What The Old Man Said" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

All foodservice products now ship from High Liner 's Newport News, VA distribution center, while all retail products are shipped from its distribution center in Peabody, MA.
While in port the Coast Guard is doing maintenance inside the Diligence and to do that fuel has to be transferred from the opposite side of the ship causing the ship to list or lean.
Aside from obviously being necessary for survival, modern economies were and are built on the cog ships, tall ships and supertankers that ply the oceans.
Hapag- Lloyd said its ships are beginning to use shore power while docked at port in order to reduce pollution from ship engines.
Hapag-Lloyd said its ships are beginning to use shore power while docked at port in order to reduce pollution from ship engines.
A 71-year-old male passenger aboard of cruise ship was removed from the ship for medical reasons early Monday about a mile off Point Loma , authorities said.
Stephen Lance Dennee / Associated Press A US Coast Guard vessel idles near the LST 325 cargo ship as crew members look on while the ship sits idle on Lake Barkley near Kuttawa, Ky.
The Titanic had about 18 percent public space, but the current average is about 35 to 40 percent, and on luxury ships "well above 50 to 70 percent," said Douglas Ward, author of the "Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise Ships 2012.
ROTC students at the University of Florida say a new navy ship simulator will teach them how to steer ships, navigate through dangerous waters and avoid collisions all from the safety of their classroom.
The ore ship Edmund Fitzgerald, at one time the largest working ship on the Great Lakes.
Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad blames its withdrawal from container shipping for a $405 million loss in the nine-month period ended 31 December.
The ship will be towed for about two weeks before it arrives at the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum.
The Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research ship (AGOR 27) is a new kind of research ship for the navy, which will help in mapping the deepest parts of the ocean using acoustic equipment.
The BBC Elbe, a 469-foot German ship, is the third of seven foreign ships carrying wind turbine parts.
Royal Dutch Navy ships take part in the rescue operation for sunken cargo ship Baltic Ace, late Wednesday night.
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In science:

Rackable Systems has a macro-module based upon a high boy (9 feet 6 inch rather than the standard 8-foot high) 40 foot shipping container (Figure 3). Their design houses 1,152 systems with a standard-width data center walkway for ease of service while maintaining remarkably high system density.
Architecture for Modular Data Centers
Rather than needing a large data center building to house all the equipment, the systems are shipped and installed in standard, weatherproof shipping containers.
Architecture for Modular Data Centers
Suppose your son was on a ship that has gone down in the ocean two hours previously according to the radio broadcast you just listened.
LHC card games: bringing about retrocausality?
Nautilus, named in honor of Jules Verne’ s submarine ship, had its external shell painted green, and Auriga was painted yellow.
The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors
This knowledge is in principle to be used for decisions about usage or about shipping of boxes and/or control code.
Informal Control code logic
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