ship money

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ship money an impost levied in England to provide money for ships for national defense
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The right arm and torch of the Statue of Liberty crossed the Atlantic Ocean three times. It first crossed for display at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition and in New York, where money was raised for the foundation and pedestal. It was returned to Paris in 1882 to be reunited with the rest of the statue, which was then shipped back to the U.S.
    • Ship money (Eng. Hist) an imposition formerly charged on the ports, towns, cities, boroughs, and counties, of England, for providing and furnishing certain ships for the king's service. The attempt made by Charles I. to revive and enforce this tax was resisted by John Hampden, and was one of the causes which led to the death of Charles. It was finally abolished.
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Usage

In literature:

Do not get your money changed on the ship.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
An authority to borrow money, by pledging the keel or bottom of the ship.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Just to carry me on till my money-ship comes in.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
Almost the first duty Ross had to undertake upon arrival was to draw money for the ship's company from the Paymaster's office at Invergordon.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Shall you give up your money when you return to the ship?
"Up The Baltic" by Oliver Optic
His tax for ship money was only twenty shillings, but he declared that he would not pay it without a trial.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
One stept forward on the forecastle, beckoned with his hand and said, Gentlemen, wee want not your ship nor men, but money.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
Hawkes was wealthy; it might take money to build a hyperdrive ship, when the time came.
"Starman's Quest" by Robert Silverberg
Was he to levy ship-money?
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
You were to find a million and a half of money, with the ships as security.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
How many ships, and how many millions of money, would it require to do this?
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
We set out from Beechcot, Jasper and I, one Monday morning, having with us money wherewith to pay the charges of the ship-master.
"In the Days of Drake" by J. S. Fletcher
Ship-money, complaint of, temp.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
During the winter of 1681-82 La Chesnaye persuaded some of his friends to advance money for provisions and ships to go to the North Sea.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
But Wiley went ahead and shipped a lot of ore and made a lot of money in spite of him.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
It's like being in a ship, starving, with lots of money and no shops to buy at.
"The Boys and I" by Mrs. Molesworth
He had saved for years and kept his money in banks or in ships, which he understood.
"Aliens" by William McFee
They had often heard of boxes full of money having been obtained from wrecked ships.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
I planned at first to get enough money to buy a ship.
"Noble Redman" by Jesse Franklin Bone
I chartered three ships, borrowing the money at very high interest.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
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In poetry:

Thy barque was helpless 'neath the sky,
No pilot thought thee worth his pains
To guide for love or money gains—
Like phantom ships the rich sailed by.
"Francis Thompson" by William H Davies
Then they set a course for Naples where they changed the ship for gold,
And all the Moorish captives into slavery they sold, And with money in both pockets they departed joyfully —
All along the coast of Barbarie!
"The Coast Of Barbary-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
Now the ship she gets full on, and to Hobart we’ll steer,
Where there’s plenty of pretty girls and plenty good beer,
We’ll spend our money freely with the pretty girls on shore,
And when it’s all gone, we’ll go whaling for more.
"The ‘Waterwitch’" by Anonymous Oceania
The Captains sailed in rotten ships, with often rotten crews,
Because their lands were ignorant and meaner than the ooze;
With money furnished them by Greed, or by ambition mean,
When they had crawled to some pig-faced, pig-hearted king or queen.
"The Captains" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Coasties Want Money Back for Crappy Ships (Updated).
ATLANTA — Lawmakers can't hesitate to fund the next installment of state money for deepening the Savannah River shipping channel, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority told budget writers Wednesday.
A Grundfos project aboard a Lauritzen Bulkers cargo ship shows that large vessels could be losing money on wasted energy.
Charleston museum doesn't have money to repair ships.
Bar pilots guide ships in and out of the Bay and now that ships are getting bigger, they are demanding more money.
Charleston museum doesn't have money to repair ships.
In McPherson's view, the Union's "much maligned blockade" of cotton and the money-starved Confederates ' emphasis on shipping cotton bales through the Caribbean islands and thence to Britain are main themes of the blue -water conflict.
We buy China's goods, we borrow their money, but allowing the Chinese to buy U-S companies and ship American jobs overseas is definitely a bad idea.
The big springs from mattresses were actually costing more money to ship than they were worth, so this unique machine was brought in to solve the problem.
Expert Offers Tips to Save Money & Hassles For most of our household shipping needs, the Post Office, UPS or Fed-Ex delivers.
The huge shipping complex in Hampton Roads funded by taxpayer money over dozens of years and operated by the Virginia Port Authority is on the block to be privatized .
Before she had a ship, before she had any money for a ship or a nurse to go with the ship or a media representative to handle all the reporters who would want to know what she was doing with the ship, Dr Rebecca Gomperts had an idea.
ATLANTA The philanthropic arm of shipping giant UPS said it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group discriminates against gays, the second major corporation to recently strip funding from the scouts .
If you're buying extra items online just to reach the minimum for free shipping , you're wasting money on something you don't need and had no intent of buying.
Online vendors will try to lure you to spend more money with free shipping minimums.
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