• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • War-ship a vessel for war
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werre, influenced by O. Fr. werre (Fr. guerre), which is from Old High Ger. werra, quarrel.


In literature:

They also undertook in time of war to furnish sixteen ships and four yachts, the company being bound to supply a like number.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
With the rise of the sailing vessel as the typical ship-of-war an entirely new constitution made its appearance.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
He never lost a ship, and as war prices prevailed, his profits were in accordance with them.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
A large squadron of ships of war was riding at anchor there.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
Talbot's first notable exploit was clearing New York harbor of several British men-of-war by the use of fire-ships.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
The English deny this report, but, all the same, British war-ships are being sent to Delagoa Bay.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 25, April 29, 1897" by Various
So the Navy kept sinking ships and relying upon the Foreign Office to make excuses and keep America out of the war.
"Germany, The Next Republic?" by Carl W. Ackerman
As they neared the war-ships, that had for a month impatiently awaited them, these thundered forth a welcome from their big guns.
""Forward, March"" by Kirk Munroe
Japanese, Chinese, English or Americans from the war-ships could have done it.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Upon the arrival of the ships of war, the Americans at once retreated.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan

In poetry:

The news frae Moidart cam' yestreen,
Will soon gar monie ferlie;
For ships o' war hae just came in,
And landit Royal Charlie.
"Wha'll Be King but Charlie?" by Carolina Oliphant
Long after the shadow of war is fled
And the last battle is fought
Men will remember the Little Ships
And the great things they wrought.
"The Day Of Little Ships" by Cicely Fox Smith
Lowne blew the win'; the stars cam oot;
The ship turnt frae the north;
An' or ever the sun was up an' aboot
They war intil the firth o' Forth.
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
Launched from the margin of a bay
Among the Indian isles, where lay
His father's ship, and had sailed far—
To join that gallant ship of war,
In his delightful shell.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
And, ere the word has 'scaped his lips,
A stir is seen amongst the ships,
And thousand voices "Victory!" cry:
"We are delivered from our foe,
The storm has laid the Cretan low,
The war is ended, is gone by!"
"The Ring Of Polycrates - A Ballad" by Friedrich von Schiller
Then the Governor of the castle fell fighting sword in hand,
While rallying his men around the flagstaff the scene was grand;
And the Spaniards fought hard to save their ships of war,
But the British destroyed their ships and scattered them afar.
"The Capture of Havana" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Utah divers bring up a revolutionary war ship.
It will mark the first time a Mobile-built ship has been commissioned here since World War II, those involved said.
If the US wants to ship goods for the Afghanistan war through Pakistan again, it may cost $5,000 per container.
Mundy, 95, a Westinghouse Electric Co. Machinist who helped build ships for the Navy during World War II and later founded several businesses, died Thursday, Oct 25, of an abdominal blood clot at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland.
The ship is here for Navy Week and the commemoration of the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
The sail was held to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the ship's victory over HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812.
The ships are part of a six city tour of the Great Lakes timed to commemorate the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
Shipping Wars A new season.
Revell Germany's latest ship kit is the World War II German battleship Bismarck .
Dearborn , now 75, a retired Navy lieutenant, served aboard the salvage and rescue ship when it became part of the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war 50 years ago this month.
Working around the clock and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Kaiser shipyard in Richmond, California, built 747 ships for the war effort during World War II.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century.
The tall ships have sailed away, but Marylanders are still exploring the Free State's place in the War of 1812.
World War II veterans bailed out of their sinking ship.
A charmed American war-ship .