sailing vessel


  • Passenger Vessel Under Sail
    Passenger Vessel Under Sail
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sailing vessel a vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts
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In literature:

No sail could be set; but the vessel being in good trim, answered her helm, and kept before the wind.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
He at length obtained six vessels, with which he set sail on the 30th of May, 1498.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
If we sail off, dey come aboard vessel, and stop and steal and get drunk, and we get away.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
The trim vessel sweeps smoothly along, and the sails but rarely require shifting.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
In our days thousands of vessels sail safely along this route.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Two months had elapsed since that vessel sailed from Green Bay.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The shores were crowded with steamboats and sailing-vessels.
"Up the River" by Oliver Optic
Eudoxus fitted out a large vessel and two smaller ones, and set sail upon the unknown waters of the Atlantic.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Saw a top Sail Vessell and a Sloop.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
What are some of the advantages of steam-vessels over sailing-vessels?
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway

In poetry:

Breathless I watch a noble vessel come
Tented with sail and happy as for home:
Forward she bounds, when swift the moonlit gleam
Disparts our shadowy dream.
"Silence And Solitude" by Annie Adams Fields
And it chanced as we were drifting on
Amid the great South Sea,
An English vessel passed us by
That was sailing cheerily;
Unheard by me, that vessel hailed
And asked what we might be.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt
Ah, not for me is the vessel here!
Noiseless and fast as a sea-bird's, flight,
She swerves and vanishes from my sight;
No flap of sail, no parting cheer,--
She has passed into the light.
"In The Mist" by Susan Coolidge
They seem like the souls of the long, long lost,
Who breasted the ocean-main--
Vikings whose vessels were tempest-tossed,
Voyagers who sailed, whatever the cost,
And never came home again.
"Gulls" by Virna Sheard
I rose—­the moon outshone: I saw the sea heaving,
And a little vessel sailing alone,
The small crisp wavelet cleaving;
’Twas she as she sailed to her port unknown—­
Was that track of sweetness leaving.
"A Cottage In A Chine" by Jean Ingelow
Then, if you love me, let me sail
While a vessel dares the deep;
For the ship 's my wife, and the breath of life
Are the raging gales that sweep;
And when I 'm done with calm and blast,
A slide o'er the side, and rest at last.
"A Sailor's Song" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

The S2, 9.2C vessel AQUILA under various points of sail.
Woman goes missing as vessel sails from Portugal to Barcelona, and is suspected to have fallen overboard.
Sunbrella team gets on board a sailing vessel's revamp.
The research vessel Atlantis prepares to set sail (Julia DeMarines).
Spring's first iron ore vessel sails into Marquette.
So they team up and sail off on Black's vessel, the Aeiu.
Gaga's outfit for the day was summery and perfectly matched her sailing vessel.
WASHINGTON – A vessel that has been plying the waters of Lake Superior for more than 50 years will get to keep on sailing.
The first maritime vessel to sail between the United States and Cuba in 50 years landed in the Cuba capital Havana Friday, delivering humanitarian aid.
Design ratios tell a story, but to get the real picture about a vessel, sail area, displacement, and ballast deserve a longer look.
The Landings Rhodes 19 Sailing Club again this year will guide their vessels to the Savannah Yacht Club for the annual St Joseph's/Candler Leukemia Cup Regatta .
But all the drama and boom-booming won't prevent sailing and history enthusiasts from purchasing a ticket and boarding the vessels for a old-time toodle around Humboldt Bay.
Training on sailing vessels at maritime academies has long generated spirited debate.
The sailing vessel the Californian was defending its home port from the invaders on the Spirit of Dana Point.
He had planned to set sail on a brand-new vessel called Titanic.