blockade-runner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blockade-runner a ship that runs through or around a naval blockade
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blockade-runner A person or a vessel engaged in the business of running a blockade.
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Usage

In literature:

American privateers and blockade-runners were convoyed by Dutch men-of-war, which, of course, could not be attacked.
"Plotting in Pirate Seas" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Not all the encounters between the blockaders and the blockade-runners terminated so happily for the Americans.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
When hard pressed, the blockade-runner would beach his craft, set it afire, and take to the woods.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Oystering was a favorite cloak for blockade-runners.
"Between the Lines" by Henry Bascom Smith
The young blockade runner now had a theory that the sentinel boats of the Indians would keep close in to the shore.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Wilmington, N.C., was throughout the war one of the favorite ports for blockade-runners.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Most sailors wait for fair weather; we blockade runners for foul.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
The more blockade runners will be captured by our cruisers, the more the complications will grow.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
I made a couple of trips on a blockade runner, and went on a hidden treasure hunt.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
You, I suspect, would not be the least active of blockade-runners, if we were carrying on a blockade.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
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In poetry:

What if the darkness should bring
The lean blockade-runners across
With food for the hungry and spent....
Who could joy in the sudden release
While the faces, still-smiling, but wan,
Turned slowly to hallow the town?
"The Last Crew" by DuBose Heyward

In news:

The wreck of the hapless Civil War blockade runner Modern Greece, which sits just beyond the surf near Fort Fisher, is one of the most important shipwrecks along North Carolina's treacherous coast.
That dashing brute of a blockade runner, Rhett Butler, appears almost peaked in places, and Scarlett O'Hara's famous party gowns look like they've been left in the sun too long.
Marshall's campaign hosted a fundraiser at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach last night.
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