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A military service responsible for the safety of maritime traffic in coastal waters.

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"Coastguard" Quotes from Famous Books

... air, and clouds akin to both, were dealing with each other complainingly, and in compliance to some maker of unrest within them. A touch upon my shoulder broke this trance; I turned and saw a boy beside me in a coastguard's uniform. Francesco was on patrol that night; but my English accent soon assured him that I was no contrabbandiere, and he too leaned against the stanchion and told me his short story. He was in his nineteenth year, and came from Florence, where his people ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series • John Addington Symonds

... coastguard was astir very early. He walked along the rock tops with his old telescope under his arm, and looked acutely at the vessels that crept round the bay. During the middle of the day he had little to do. In fine weather he would sit outside his door with a book, and in bad weather he was always ...
— The Romance of the Coast • James Runciman

... One coastguard, running to give the alarm, died of heart failure: otherwise there was no casualty. The police and customs officers were confronted with force majeure and submitted without show of resistance. The Prime Minister, in answering a question as to the ...
— John Redmond's Last Years • Stephen Gwynn

... not interesting to anyone but Dicky, because we did not then believe we could do it, though later we thought differently. But I dare say we should have gone on with it just out of politeness to him, only at this moment we saw a coastguard, who is a great friend of ours, waving to us from the sea-wall. So we went ...
— Oswald Bastable and Others • Edith Nesbit

... portion of the coast lies to the west of Lulworth Cove. After leaving the coastguard signal station one reaches Stair Hole, a cavity walled off from the sea by Portland limestone. At high tide, however, the sea enters the chasm through a number of small apertures, and is probably carving out at this spot a circular basin after ...
— What to See in England • Gordon Home

... and that the young people were to be kept out of this; for a little bird had told Ernest that smuggling in a quiet way was one of the resources of the Rollings family. Mr Rollings was not sorry to assent to this, and I believe it is now many years since the coastguard people have suspected any of the Rollings family as offenders against the ...
— The Way of All Flesh • Samuel Butler

... the Turkish torpedo boat Gairet-i-Millet sank the Russian destroyer Koubanietz, and another from the Turkish torpedo boat Mouavenet-i-Millet inflicted serious damage on a Russian coastguard ship. ...
— Current History, A Monthly Magazine - The European War, March 1915 • New York Times

... one side, girls, or rather we had better push on up the cliff. These people are all too busy to notice us, and you might get knocked down; besides, the coastguard might arrive at any moment, and then there would be a fight. So let us ...
— In the Reign of Terror - The Adventures of a Westminster Boy • G. A. Henty

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