fishing smack


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fishing smack a vessel for fishing; often has a well to keep the catch alive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fishing smack a sloop or other small vessel used in sea fishing.
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In literature:

Sometimes a yacht would pass us, sometimes a fishing-smack; but it was a lonely journey.
"The Relief of Mafeking" by Filson Young
She saw the sea with fishing smacks and coloured sails.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He wants my opinion of a fishing smack he's thinking of buying.
"Princess Polly At Play" by Amy Brooks
Harvey thought that it was a fishing smack.
"Little Lost Sister" by Virginia Brooks
A solitary fishing smack, red-sailed, made a note of colour in the neutral atmosphere of sea and sky.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Well, Rags Habakuk got home just like always, sat down to supper and smacked his mouth and had a big supper of fish, just like always.
"Rootabaga Stories" by Carl Sandburg
His uncle was the owner of two smacks, but he did not go herring-fishing.
"Little Folks (Septemeber 1884)" by Various
Borne upon the wind come stealing out a hundred graceful, noiseless fishing smacks.
"In Court and Kampong" by Hugh Clifford
For how could three industrious conspirators in a fishing smack off the Lizard do him any further damage?
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
And as mistress of the seas, she could not tolerate as much as the seizure of a fishing-smack.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut

In poetry:

Brown Viking of the fishing-smack!
Fair toast of all the town!--
The skipper's jerkin ill beseems
The lady's silken gown!
"Amy Wentworth" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Fifty sail in the harbor,
When the white-caps swagger free—
A fishing-smack in the “Narrows,”
And a hundred more at sea.
"The City of Winds" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
They reach'd the grounds, but scarce had turn'd
Upon the homeward track,
When came the wild nor'wester down
On their frail fishing smack.
"The Fisherman's Wife" by Thomas Frederick Young
And a fishing-smack in the old harbour
Where all was happy and young;
And an echo or two of the songs I knew
When songs could still be sung.
"Peace" by Alfred Noyes