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jolly boat


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jolly boat a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
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In literature:

He immediately ordered the jolly-boat to be lowered, and asked me to accompany him in the attempt to kill her.
"The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America" by John West
For the first four hours it was doubtful whether the jolly boat, which was in davits across the stern, would last long.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
In the morning the boats returned; and we were much concerned to hear that they had seen nothing of the jolly-boat.
"Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora" by Edward Edwards
We manned the jolly-boat, and sent it on shore towards the place where the noise was heard.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
The ship was hove-to, and the pinnace and jolly-boat were sent on shore with casks.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
He found that the jolly-boat was gone from the stern davits.
"Work and Win" by Oliver Optic
Fetch me word, here, beneath this jolly-boat.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Resembles a large jolly-boat.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Fighting with the dash of madmen, they crowded the launch, they swarmed the jolly-boat and the life-boat.
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
The seaman dodged, and the cider mug spun into the planks of a jolly boat.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
The jolly-boat lay near the stairs, with her oars in, under the care of a sentry.
"A Journal of a Young Man of Massachusetts, 2nd ed." by Benjamin Waterhouse
By this time, tumbling things in as they came, we had the jolly-boat loaded as much as we dared.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
One morning we started on an exploring expedition, in the keeper's jolly-boat.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
I was rowed on board in the jolly-boat.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
They all belonged to the jolly-boat in which I had come ashore.
"A Chapter of Adventures" by G. A. Henty
Fourteen passengers, with the Captain, remained on board, resolving to trust their fortunes to the jolly-boat at the stern.
"Masterpieces of Mystery" by Various
In a short time the jolly-boat of the pirate was lowered from the stern, and the commander jumped in, followed by a dozen of his crew.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 3 September 1848" by Various
By this time, tumbling things in as they came, we had the jolly-boat loaded as much as we dared.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But are you in company with those other two jolly little boats way off yonder?
"Motor Boat Boys Down the Coast" by Louis Arundel
Once on the glorious anniversary of Yankee Independence, we made the lease of a jolly boat.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise

In poetry:

But in boating, or losing or winning,
Though victory may not attend;
Oh, 'tis jolly to catch the beginning,
And pull it clean through to the end.
"My Boating Song" by Horace Smith
"I say, old fellow, what keeps your boat
With all you jolly old boys afloat,
When scores of vessels as good as she
Have swallowed the salt of the bitter sea?
"The Old Cruiser" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
And why at our feast of the clasping of hands
Need we turn on the stream of our lachrymal glands?
Though we see the white breakers of age on our bow,
Let us take a good pull in the jolly-boat now!
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then into the jolly-boat and lifeboat jumped fifteen men in all,
And immediately the steamer foundered, which did their hearts appal,
As the good ship sank beneath the briny wave,
But they thanked God fervently that did them save.
"The Collision in the English Channel" by William Topaz McGonagall