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Sailing ship   /sˈeɪlɪŋ ʃɪp/   Listen
Sailing ship

A vessel that is powered by the wind; often having several masts.  Synonym: sailing vessel.

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"Sailing ship" Quotes from Famous Books

... and had the satisfaction of turning their new acquirements to a useful purpose. In addition to the personal baggage, Mr. Hardy was taking with him plows and agricultural implements of English make, besides a good stock of seeds of various kinds. These had been sent on direct by a sailing ship, starting a fortnight before themselves. When their heavy baggage was packed up it too was sent off, so as to be put on board the steamer by which they were to sail; and then came a long round of visits to bid farewell to ...
— On the Pampas • G. A. Henty

... everything necessary—in the probability of what might happen, determined to send Captain Lazaro de Torres ahead with his little vessel the "Rosario," which was carrying a large quantity of food. As it was a small, swift-sailing ship, he hoped that it would surely arrive, which was not looked for in regard to the rest of the fleet. We shall relate the experience of ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29 • Various

... have a ship of our own as soon as possible. A sailing vessel might be found the best adapted for the work. Leaving out the question of time, which would be of very secondary importance with us, the construction of a sailing ship would afford more space for the accommodation of emigrants and for industrial occupation, and would involve considerably less working expenses, besides costing very much less at the onset, even if we did not have ...
— "In Darkest England and The Way Out" • General William Booth

... announced that he had gone on a voyage to Australia for his health in a sailing ship, which was wrecked on the African coast, and everyone ...
— The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont • Robert Barr

... main borne by swift-sailing ship, Attis, as with hasty hurried foot he reached the Phrygian wood and gained the tree-girt gloomy sanctuary of the Goddess, there roused by rabid rage and mind astray, with sharp-edged flint downwards wards dashed his burden of virility. ...
— The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus • Caius Valerius Catullus

... that a full frontal attack on this hill was liable to failure, so on this occasion he followed his usual plan of making diagonal movements, crossing the road repeatedly from right to left and left to right, after the fashion of a sailing ship tacking against the wind, and halting about every twenty yards to rest and take breath. The distance he was to go was regulated, not so much by his powers of endurance as by the various objects by the wayside—the lamp-posts, for instance. During each rest he used to look ahead and select a certain ...
— The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists • Robert Tressell

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