hermaphrodite brig

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hermaphrodite brig two-masted sailing vessel square-rigged on the foremast and fore-and-aft rigged on the mainmast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hermaphrodite brig a two-masted vessel square-rigged forward and schooner-rigged aft. See Illustration in Appendix.
    • Hermaphrodite brig (Naut) See under Brig.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hermaphrodite brig a brig square-rigged forward and schooner-rigged aft
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. Hermaphrodītos, the son of Hermēs and Aphroditē, who, when bathing, grew together with the nymph Salmacis into one person.

Usage

In literature:

She passed out of hail, but we made her out to be an hermaphrodite brig, with Brazilian colors in her main rigging.
"Two Years Before the Mast" by Richard Henry Dana
The vessel in sight was a large hermaphrodite brig, of a Dutch build, and painted black, with a tawdry gilt figure-head.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 3 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
She was a very taught-rigged hermaphrodite, or brig forward and schooner aft.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
Seventeen vessels in sight, schooners, clippers, hermaphrodite brigs, steamers, great craft and small.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
She was an hermaphrodite brig of 310 tons, mounting 17 guns.
"American Merchant Ships and Sailors" by Willis J. Abbot
She was a hermaphrodite brig, and old-fashioned at that.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
We soon made her out to be an hermaphrodite brig, under her close-reefed topsails and trysails.
"The Privateersman" by Frederick Marryat
We soon made her out to be an hermaphrodite brig, under her close-reefed topsails and trysails.
"The Privateer's-Man" by Frederick Marryat
At seven, this morning, we gave chase to a Yankee-looking hermaphrodite brig.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
She was a hermaphrodite brig.
"Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York" by A. F. Warburton
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