barque

Definitions

  • Free-trade barque
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barque a sailing ship with 3 (or more) masts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barque (Naut) A three-masted vessel, having her foremast and mainmast square-rigged, and her mizzenmast schooner-rigged.
    • Barque Formerly, any small sailing vessel, as a pinnace, fishing smack, etc.; also, a rowing boat; a barge. Now applied poetically to a sailing vessel or boat of any kind.
    • n Barque Same as 3d Bark n.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barque See bark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barque a barge: a ship of small size, square-sterned, without head-rails: technically, a three-masted vessel whose mizzen-mast is fore-and-aft rigged instead of being square-rigged, like the fore and main masts—barks of over 3000 tons are now frequently built
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. barque, fr. Sp. or It. barca, fr. LL. barca, for barica,. See Barge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. barque—Low L. barca; perh. from Gr. baris, a Nile-boat.

Usage

In literature:

Again the silence was unbroken, save by the plashing of oars and the tumultuous shock of the barques pressing on in disorder.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
He learned that a French envoy had arranged to get him to France and had a barque for this purpose.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The barque, which was now veered about, bore them rapidly towards their original destination.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous
A barque came near running into us the night before last.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
The lee main-yard-arm at once flew forward, throwing the main-sail aback, and of course seriously interfering with the barque's flight.
"The Voyage of the Aurora" by Harry Collingwood
The barque would doubtless be more comfortable than the cutter in heavy weather.
"Dick Leslie's Luck" by Harry Collingwood
We only took possession of the barque yesterday, and have put the hands to work this morning.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
And so the barque Elizabeth was left stranded while the stream of progress swept onward, bearing her friends.
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
The crew observed a large barque ahead of them which had lost its topmast and mainyard.
"The Wreck on the Andamans" by Joseph Darvall
From the foot of these mountains whither might not a little barque carry one away?
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
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In poetry:

All the summer land is still,
And the woodland stream is dark
Where the lily rocks its barque
Just below the mill.
"Perle Des Jardins" by Madison Julius Cawein
Evening. Seashore. A sighing wind.
Majestic waves roar.
A storm is near. A black barque,
Stranger to charm, batters the shore.
"Barque Of Yearning" by Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont
Out of the welter of the east
One gaunt barque like a spectre bore;
The mad wind trumpeted, then ceased,
Then trumpeted once more.
"Sea Lyrics" by Clinton Scollard
All that dim and misty veil
That shut in between our souls
When Death cried, "Ho, maiden, hail!"
And your barque sped on the shoals.
"Communion" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Full oft I would, how gladly! rest,
When sinks the frame o'erwrought;
But ever the feeble barque must drive
Before the mighty thought.
"Resignation" by Ernest Jones
And from my window frame,
This oriel window opening on the sky,
I see the white barques of the clouds drift by,
With prows of rosy flame.
"The Woods in June" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

All hands will be on deck to welcome the US Coast Guard Barque Eagle, "America's Tall Ship," when she sails into Wilmington, North Carolina, a US Coast Guard City.
Barque of St Peter in Troubled Waters.
The iron and steel bottom of the three-masted 1877 barque Elissa is nearly rusted through in places, and that has forced the US Coast Guard to declare the historic vessel is not seaworthy .
I travelled to Lake Huron in order to photograph Pointe Aux Barques Lighthouse.
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