Mortar vessel


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mortar vessel (Naut) a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch.
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In literature:

Every day I kill a bullock and every day my byre-maid fills a vessel of milk to mix with my mortar.
"The King of Ireland's Son" by Padraic Colum
In the hold of each vessel, along the whole length, was laid down a solid flooring of brick and mortar, one foot thick and five feet wide.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
In the hold of each vessel a solid flooring of brick and mortar a foot thick was first laid down.
"By Pike and Dyke" by G. A. Henty
Several mortar vessels moved close in shore and threw shells into the town, while the batteries poured in red hot shot.
"The Bravest of the Brave" by G. A. Henty
A small, oblong, mortar-shaped vessel of lava.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson
Gambier finally despatched a single mortar-vessel in to bombard the stranded ships, but by this time Cochrane had become desperate.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
A vessel very badly broken is often made to serve in chimney building by skillful use of mud and mortar.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
They had, too, in addition, four frigates, besides the mortar vessels, gun-boats, and the battery on the island of Aboukir.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
He first tried to find a stone large and hard enough out of which he might hollow a vessel or kind of mortar.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
It consisted of 16 gunboats, 21 mortar-schooners, six sloops of war, and five other vessels.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews