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clipper ship

Definitions

  • Clipper Sailing-ship of 1850-60
    Clipper Sailing-ship of 1850-60
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clipper ship a fast sailing ship used in former times
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Usage

In literature:

Clipper ship crews included men of many nations.
"The Old Merchant Marine" by Ralph D. Paine
My article was about the burning of the clipper-ship 'Hornet' on the line, May 3, 1866.
"The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And he did, too; run away one night, took the packet to Boston, and shipped aboard an Australian clipper.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
A great clipper ship, the noblest and swiftest of her class, is hurling along her vast length before the terrible west wind.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
There are clipper sloops, clipper yachts, clipper ships, etcetera.
"Man on the Ocean" by R.M. Ballantyne
It is true there had been a ship that looked like an east-going clipper in our waters on that fateful night.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Out of this impetus for prosperity came the remarkable clipper-ship era.
"Steve and the Steam Engine" by Sara Ware Bassett
The schooner was one of the clipper-built craft, for which Baltimore ship-builders were famous the world over.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The clipper-ships, although certainly the finest class of vessels afloat, are very uneasy in a sea.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454" by Various
The clipper-ships began to astonish the world, and the steamers to compete with those of England.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Yet the 'Raglan,' in her best days, used to be one of the crack Melbourne clipper ships.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
A full-rigged clipper ship might have twenty-two square sails, though it was rare to see so many.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
Some of our large clipper ships have experienced this difficulty.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
As we were leaving for Macao, the clipper ship Witchcraft came in, disabled, as I have recorded in a previous chapter.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
About 1840 we developed a new type of sailing vessel, the American clipper ship.
"American World Policies" by Walter E. Weyl
I now felt quite sure that I had gotten hold of a New York and California clipper-ship.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
On the wall are pictures of clipper ships and foreign ports and one portrait of a rather grim old gentleman.
"Historic Homes" by Mary H. Northend
June 5th just before daylight the fine clipper ship Talisman ran within gunshot of the Alabama before discovering her presence.
"Cruise and Captures of the Alabama" by Albert M. Goodrich
The portraits at the house of Captain George Annable, the last of our clipper-ship captains, were painted in Antwerp.
"A Northern Countryside" by Rosalind Richards
A friend of mine came 'round the Horn in a clipper ship.
"The Comstock Club" by Charles Carroll Goodwin
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In poetry:

Oh, better the sea that so long she did use
Should take her and break her as good ships would choose,
Some chance of the storm or some mercy of flame
Should make a brave end of that clipper of fame.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith
“So the Ol’ Man’s gone,” said Bill — “ol’ Cap’n Warren
I signed with onst in the clipper Rathlin Head;
‘E give up the sea after they sold ‘is ship foreign.
An’ he lived to be eighty-odd, an’ now ‘e’s dead.
"Elegy" by Cicely Fox Smith
'N' there was many a merry yarn of many a merry spree
Aboard the ships with royals set a-sailing on the sea,
Yarns of the hooker Spindrift, her as had the clipper-bow, &mdash
"There ain't no ships," says Bill to me, "like that there hooker now."
"A Night At Dago Tom's" by John Masefield

In news:

Ahoy, new Clipper ship .
We delivered a gift bag from Fly Creek Cider Mill to our latest Workplace of the Week winner, the Clipper Ship Salon in Oriskany Falls.
Packaging for Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky has been redesigned with a focus on key equity elements: the Clipper ship icon, the vibrant yellow color and the Cutty Sark typestyle.
A freed slave, a roguish fellow, stows away on a ship in New Orleans to avoid creditors and a forced marriage, not realizing the clipper is bound for Africa to capture slaves.
Topsy-turvy fourth quarter sees Clippers' ship sink.
Topsy-turvy fourth quarter sees Clippers' ship sink.
Clipper Projects, the Danish project cargo and heavy lift operator, has established a pool of multipurpose ships with Swiss and German ship owners and managers.
The sun's energy is powering televisions, stereos, appliances and coffee pots throughout this seaside Massachusetts community known for building wind-powered clipper ships in the 19th century.
Originally calling them "flying clippers " — to invoke the romantic era memory of those speedy merchant tea trading vessels known as clipper ships — the aircraft that began it all was the Martin M-130 known as the China Clipper .
Over the hills and Clipper Ships on Tuesday's Facebook art.
The article, "Forty-three Days in an Open Boat" (December 1866), is an account of the Hornet, a clipper ship that caught fire in the ocean, leaving its crew adrift.
Each shows a clipper ship, some old buildings, and a smiling hatted miner holding a pan of gold.
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