surface ship

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n surface ship a warship that operates on the surface of the water
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Usage

In literature:

We have contacted a surface ship.
"The Worlds of If" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
He shot away from the orbit-ship like a bullet; the jagged asteroid surface leaped up at him.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
With some small line, which they got from the raft, they drew out the flag so as to present a broad surface to the approaching ship.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
The sea, however, continued as calm as before; around the ship not a ripple could be seen on its surface.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ships would fall apart and become only scattered planks floating on the surface of the water.
"Diggers in the Earth" by Eva March Tappan
The whole surface of the ocean was a mass of white foam, surrounded by which the ship lay an almost helpless wreck.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The other seventy-seven marks were mere surface dents made by the lighter artillery of the wooden ships.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
She is under the surface now, and ever swifter, with the greater weight, the Roman ships heel after her.
"The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago" by Arthur Conan Doyle
There is no better way of actually seeing that the surface of the ocean is curved than by watching a distant ship on the open sea.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
These two ships are no longer on the surface of the earth, else they would have been long since located.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
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In poetry:

The sea has sunk to silence and to sleep:
The waves are spent and all the winds are still
And slowly o’er the surface of the deep
The great ships pass my window on the hill.
"Summer Sea" by Robert Steel Byrnes

In news:

"If the hull is broken by the shock when the ship hit the sea bottom, it will have a large failure and through this the oil can come up to the sea surface whatever its state β€” whether it's solid, pasty or liquid".
All Thales systems on board of the ship as well as the functional chains for Anti Air Warfare, Anti Surface Warfare and Electronic Warfare performed flawlessly.
Less repainting of aircraft, algae-resistant ship surfaces, self-cleaning cars and unsmudgeable cell phones are among the wonders promised from a self-repairing coating being developed by Dutch researchers.
Astronauts Eugene A Cernan and Harrison H Schmitt spent 75 hours roaming the moon's surface while a third crew member, Ronald Evans, circled the moon in the command ship.
DALLAS β€” After operating below the surface this offseason, the Mets burst to life tonight, executing a flurry of maneuvers that bolstered their much-maligned bullpen and shipped outfielder Angel Pagan to the San Francisco Giants.
When will Surface Pro ship.
HONOLULU β€” The Pearl Harbor fleet is changing shape with at least three surface ships being retired and a new destroyer named after a Hawaii-based SEAL on its way.
Scaled -Down Office App to Ship with Surface Tablet.
When the Spruance-class destroyer USS Paul F Foster (DD 964) is decommissioned next March, it will find new life as the next Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS) at Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme.
"The new type of coating provides a quick and easy non-slip surface that ship's force apply themselves," said John Wegand, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division non- skid engineering manager.
Today Microsoft announced pricing and availability for the Windows RT version of the Microsoft Surface ($499 for 32GB, not including the "Touch Cover," available for preorder today, shipping 10/26).
"My mom was one of the first women integrated on surface ships back in 1994," she said.
The US Navy's Surface Combatant Family of Ships (SCFOS) will employ a transformational acquisition approach and focuses on developing a ship that can accommodate modular combat systems.
Claims Lucy Lawless starred in Shell ad surface as star is arrested for oil ship protest.
TUCSON, AZ-Bruker Nano Surfaces Division has shipped 100 DektakXT Stylus Surface Profiling System since the product launched last April.
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In science:

C O N C L U S I O N S Variations in the manufacturing and surface preparation processes have led to a low testing success rate for the initial high power testing. Other problems encountered (i.e., air cooling problems, shipping damage, vacuum leaks) can be corrected and/or fixed.
Lifetime Testing 700 MHz RF Windows for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Program
Rogue waves are large and spontaneous ocean surface waves that occur in the sea and are a threat even to large ships and ocean liners .
Rogue waves in the Davey-Stewartson equation
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