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cattle boat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cattle boat a cargo ship for the transport of livestock
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Usage

In literature:

So back you go to the cattle-boats an' preach My Gospel there.
"Verses 1889-1896" by Rudyard Kipling
If you ain't enough to drive the mate of a cattle boat into gettin' religion!
"Shavings" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Then came improvements in making nails, in making bedsteads, in the manufacture of boats, and for propelling boats by cattle.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
It was a cattle-boat and very small and very smelly.
"At Suvla Bay" by John Hargrave
A score of boats were threading the mazes of the marshes bringing men and cattle to the island.
"The Dragon and the Raven" by G. A. Henty
No, there were none there at the moment; most of them being out after the sheep and cattle, and some gathering peat, or away in the boats.
"The Eagle Cliff" by R.M. Ballantyne
He had been a roustabout on cattle boats.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
Only the real estate will be sold; what is to be done with the cattle, the mules, the boats, the furniture, the carriages?
"Letters from Port Royal" by Various
I have been servant in a gambling saloon; odd man on a cattle boat.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
Cattle are sometimes sent in flat boats down the Mississippi and Ohio, for the New Orleans market.
"A New Guide for Emigrants to the West" by J. M. Peck
So back you go to the cattle-boats an' preach My Gospel there.
"The Seven Seas" by Rudyard Kipling
Fortunately the trip is a short one, for the boat was filthy, and had just been transporting cattle from England to the Rock.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
On this cable the boat ran, fastened with wire ropes and two pulleys, a sort of long, flat barge that would carry thirty cattle.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
I was there and I seen them boats too long and I =know= they never shipped no cattle on them steamboats.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
There's a cattle boat going at six in the mornin', an' we can get a passage by that.
"An Isle in the Water" by Katharine Tynan
Two boats were sent thither to bring cattle, having with them one of the Indians for a guide.
"History of the Buccaneers of America" by James Burney
We picked 'im up with some cattle in a boat from some place as begins with an 'Hoich.
"In the Tideway" by Flora Annie Steel
Never see'd anything like it since I was aboard a River Plate cattle boat.
"Captain Calamity" by Rolf Bennett
He saw thickly wooded dikes, black and white cattle, and brown boats in water without a ripple.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
Those cattle boats are simply impossible!
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
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In poetry:

The cattle bells sound dull and hoarse,
The boats rock idly by the shore;
Only the swollen torrents course
With faster feet and fuller roar.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin