sailing ship


  • Proportion of sails to steam in shipping
    Proportion of sails to steam in shipping
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sailing ship a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Clipper Sailing-ship of 1850-60 Clipper Sailing-ship of 1850-60
Italian sailing ship. 15th century.- English ship. Time of Richard II Italian sailing ship. 15th century.- English ship. Time of Richard II
A man lying on a beach watches a sailing ship A man lying on a beach watches a sailing ship


  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    “One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go.”
  • Fitzhugh Dodson
    Fitzhugh Dodson
    “Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Not to have control over the senses is like sailing in a rudderless ship, bound to break to pieces on coming in contact with the very first rock.”
  • John Enoch Powell
    John Enoch Powell
    “If my ship sails from sight, it doesn't mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.”
  • John Paul Jones
    John Paul Jones
    “I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harms way.”


That ship has sailed - A particular opportunity has passed you by when that ship has sailed.


In literature:

The ship was soon brought under snug sail, and standing on her course to the eastward.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sails were reduced to the smallest proportions, but yet the stout ships could with difficulty battle with the waves.
"Exiled for the Faith" by W.H.G. Kingston
Sir Harry's plan was to put the ship's head off-shore, and to make all sail.
"Happy Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
I wish we could go back to the good old sailing ships.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
At length, the ship being ready for sea, she sailed out to Spithead.
"Ben Hadden" by W.H.G. Kingston
So we took good care to keep in hiding till the ship had sailed.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
Never was sail more speedily got on the ship.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
We had not got far from the ship, when a piece of sail-cloth being kicked aside, I saw under it several ship's muskets.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Norah accompanied her father and Owen down the river to wish Gerald good-bye, and to see the ship sail.
"The Missing Ship" by W. H. G. Kingston
I saw some of the dhows lower their sails, when boats from the big ship took possession of them.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston

In poetry:

Heart's dearest, what though the storms may brew,
And earth's ways darken for you and me?
The breeze is fair--let us voyage anew,
Where my dream-ship sails o'er the silver sea.
"The Ballade Of The Dream-Ship" by Joseph C Lincoln
When the dim, tall sails of the ships were in motion,
Ghostly, and slow, and silent-shod,
We gazed where the dusk fled over the ocean,
A great gray hush, like the shadow of God.
"At Sea" by John Charles McNeill
Aloft they soar with undazzled gaze,
Where the halls of the Day-King burn and blaze;
Or they fly with a wing that will never fail,
O'er the sky's dark sea where the star-ships sail.
"A Reverie" by Abram Joseph Ryan
The sun goes down in the sea,
As he who will never go more
Went down that last day from her door,
When the ship set her sails from the shore,
And the dead leaves were sere on the tree.
"The Widow's Lullaby" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Where the smoke-cloud blurs and the white sails fill,
They point the ships to keep seaward still;
And I think—Ah, me!—and I think—Ah, me!
Of the wreck I’d saved had I kept to sea.
"The Cliffs" by Henry Lawson
And dreams of that which cannot die,
Bright visins, came to me,
As lapped in thought I used to lie,
And gaze into the summer sky,
Where the sailing clouds went by,
Like ships upon the sea;
"Voices Of The Night : Prelude" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Black Diamond casino cruise ship almost ready to set sail from Port of Palm Beach.
Sailing Ships To Visit Northland As Tourist Attraction .
This summer, a sailing ship show will come.
LONDON (AP) — A cruise carrying relatives of some of the more than 1,500 people who died aboard the Titanic nearly 100 years ago set sail from England on Sunday to retrace the ship's voyage, including a visit to the location where it sank.
Photo by Lisa Hornak It takes teamwork to sail a tall ship.
The largest sailing ship ever built in New Haven set out for China on a journey that would last almost three years.
That shipped sailed the first time I watched tentacle porn.
FILE ** The tall ship HMS Bounty sails on Lake Erie more.
This Dec 11, 2012 photo shows a painting of the ship Aurora from its sailing days provided by the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Muskegon, Mich.
Replicas of Columbus' ships sailing into Frankfort .
The "Pinta' and the 'Nina," replicas of Columbus' ships, will sail into Franfort on Thursday.
2 tall ships sail into Portsmouth Harbor.
Effects felt by ships on Canada, New England cruises and transatlantic sailings.
The ship sailed, but they didn't.
Massachusetts ship sets sail for Staten Island to help with Sandy relief efforts.