Flying-Dutchman

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Flying-Dutchman a Dutch black spectral ship, whose captain is condemned for his impieties to sweep the seas around the Cape of Storms unceasingly, without ever being able to reach a haven
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.

Usage

In literature:

Acting the Flying Dutchman in the China Sea!
"The Shadow-Line" by Joseph Conrad
It was a ghost of a train, a Flying Dutchman of a train, a nightmare of a train.
"The Red Cross Girl" by Richard Harding Davis
Followed a brief running fight in the course of which the Dutchman let fly a broadside.
"Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini
She might have been the very Flying Dutchman, so foul, draggled, and unkempt was every rope and stick aboard.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Mostly it doesn't -and the Flying Dutchman resumes his wanderings looking for more venal gulosity and less legal probity.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
In sea superstitions the apparition of his ship is sometimes confused with that of the Flying Dutchman.
"Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete" by Charles M. Skinner
Your grand mistake, Monsieur le Comte, is in thinking that the 'Flying Dutchman' is yours.
"My Novel, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She is looking for your Flying Dutchman, I imagine, or for another smuggler.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island" by Cyril Burleigh
Compared with "The Valkyrie," "The Flying Dutchman" is ill-contrived and stagy.
"Old Scores and New Readings" by John F. Runciman
The legend of the Flying Dutchman is, of course, an old one.
"The Opera" by R.A. Streatfeild
The simple, terrible old legend of the Flying Dutchman had in it no elements of drama.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
He said he was a sort of Flying Dutchman.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
A legend of Vanderdecken, the Flying Dutchman, is believed by seamen.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
He heard the legend of the Flying Dutchman, and the next year made a poem of it and commenced to write the opera.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Pray did you bring that on board, in case we should fall in with the Flying Dutchman?
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
He is not a flying Dutchman.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
John put on full steam, the "Flying Dutchman" leaped forward with increased velocity.
"The Iron Horse" by R.M. Ballantyne
Four of these were flying Spanish colours, one was a Dane, and the other a Dutchman.
"Held Fast For England" by G. A. Henty
Later, in poverty in Paris, he wrote The Flying Dutchman, a picturesque piece of music with beautiful chorus work.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
The Flying Dutchman of the Cape, and the Klabotermann of the Baltic, are nowise superior.
"Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
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In poetry:

"Twenty-nine!--Diable you say!
That was in Skipper Kirkland's day!
What was the Flying Dutchman's name?
This old rover must be the same.
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Don't believe in the Flying Dutchman?
I've known the fellow for years;
My button I've wrenched from his clutch, man:
I shudder whenever he nears!
"The Flying Dutchman" by James Russell Lowell
My spirit, you are the Flying Dutchman,
always returning to the primal darkness,
getting drunk on the blowing of the wind!
A policeman blowing his whistle.
"A Suicide in front of a Mirror" by Srecko Kosovel

In news:

Back to the Flying Dutchman sauce, when the sauce is reduced by, add honey and bring to a boil.
To open its 2012 Opera Festival, Beijing's huge National Center for Performing Arts decided to produce The Flying Dutchman , its first Wagner opera, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth (in 2013).
Flying Dutchman ' sturdy and surreal.
"The Flying Dutchman " is an early work by the great creator of "music dramas," Richard Wagner, earnestly espousing redemption through love — one of Wagner's favorite themes.
A Bayreuth ' Dutchman ' flies to the present.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel signs autographs as she arrives for the opening of the Bayreuth Wagner Opera Festival with the premiere of 'The Flying Dutchman ' in Bayreuth, Germany, on July 25, 2012.
Pairings' Pork Tenderloin with Broiled Honey Glazed Plums, Blackberries and Bleu Cheese Drizzled with Flying Dutchman Reduction Sauce.
2 cups Winterport Winery's Flying Dutchman .
CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN .
Dutchman Defies Flat Tire and Flies to Victory.
( Phoenix, AZ ) For Arizona Opera's upcoming performances of "The Flying Dutchman ," Katrina Becker spoke with the stage director and one of the lead singers for some insights into Wagner's work.
2 cups Winterport Winery's Flying Dutchman.
( Phoenix, AZ ) For Arizona Opera's upcoming performances of "The Flying Dutchman," Katrina Becker spoke with the stage director and one of the lead singers for some insights into Wagner's work.
CASTAWAYS OF THE FLYING DUTCHMAN.
Pure-hearted enough to escape the curse that befalls the crew of the legendary Flying Dutchman, a boy and his dog are granted immortality and sent forth to "spread peace and joy throughout the world".
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