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139 examples of  clipper  in sentences

139 examples of clipper in sentences

"Kennebec Lou, the Clipper, and Suds. Them and a lot more.

Then Kennebec Lou and the Clipper get sore at the way you treat Suds.

A few days afterwards our sociable circle at the hotel was much reduced, and among others the Clipper family departed.

We missed Mr. Clipper greatly, for though bearing strong evidence to Darwin's theory about the face, he was a chatty companion and capital "raconteur," while his facility for remembering names, even of places visited in his youngest days, was really remarkable.

Nor could we easily spare the four sylph-like Misses Clipper, for with them vanished all hopes of delicious music in the evening.

"By Gad, she's some clipper," West said, aloud to himself, just as though the girl had not been present.

The New Man is a clipper-ship, that can run out of sight of land while one of the old bluff-bowed, round-ribbed craft is creeping out of port; but, from the very nature of his superiorities, he is apt to be shorter-lived, and more likely to spring a leak in the strain of a storm.

He determined to go to Australia, and secured a berth in a clipper ship bound for Melbourne, but some accident prevented his reaching the pier in season; the vessel sailed without him, and was never heard of afterwards.

" I willingly gave this promise, and a month later left Liverpool as an apprentice on the clipper ship Maid of Normandy.

[person who buys or sells stocks] investor, speculator, operator; bull, buyer; bear, short seller; scalper, arbitrager^, arbitrageur^; stockholder, share-holder, stockholder of record; bond holder, coupon- clipper [Sarc.].

Andrew and Sam, you cast off the pirate's graplings; an' then you jumpthen we'll walk into them three chaps aboard the clipper.

The moment the clipper felt at liberty, her head swung off, and, before the astonished buccaneers could gain the decks of the fisherman, their own vessel was a cable's length to leeward, sweeping gracefully away before the wind, while the three men left in charge were easily secured.

The clipper cut through the water like a dolphin, and, in a remarkably short space of time, Spinnet luffed up under the ship's stern, and explained all that had happened.

The ship proved to be an East Indiaman, bound for Charleston, having, all told, thirty men on board, twenty of whom at once jumped into the clipper and offered their services in helping to take the pirate.

In two days from that time, Captain Spinnet delivered his cargo safely in Havana, gave the pirates into the hands of the civil authorities, and delivered the clipper up to the government, in return for which, he received a sum of money sufficient for an independence during the remainder of his life, as well as a very handsome medal from the government.

As we had been accustomed on this "Clipper No. 2" to breakfast at half-past 7, I thought they surely would not send us empty away.

"A terrible big ship!" "A Liverpool clipper, by the lines of her.

"And mine is Tom Thurnall, F.R.C.S., Licentiate of the Universities of Paris, Glasgow, and whilome surgeon of the good clipper Hesperus, which you saw wrecked last night.

That's what the killin' was for, and I'll bet a clipper-ship to a doughnut-hole that writin' chap Trenhum knows about it, and he ain't no writin' chap, neither.

"A Liverpool clipper, by the lines of her.

In the morning, he put on jeans and his best aloha shirt, walked to the pier next to the hotel, and boarded the Victoria Clipper.

" "Did you come on the Clipper?"

He caught the Clipper back to Seattle and sat silently for three hours while images and conversations flowed through his mind.

The Clipper docked mid-afternoon, and he checked in at his home away from home.

It was a "clipper," he said; could do anything but climb trees or jump brooks, and might be hired by Mrs. May, at a reasonable price, for a day, a week, a month, a year.

The voyage to Australia and back, carries the clipper ship along a route which, for more than three hundred degrees of longitude, runs with the "brave west winds" of the southern hemisphere.

With these winds alone, and with their bounding seas which follow fast, the modern clipper, without auxiliary power, has accomplished a greater distance in a day than any sea-steamer has ever been known to reach.

As every proper farmer's boy has long, long thoughts of magic oceans, spice isles and clipper ships, so I will warrant every normal Naval officer dreams of a little place in the grass counties, a stableful of long-tails and immortal runs with the Quorn and Pytchley.

To understand what they said was, of course, impossible to any but an educated ear, and if I made out "Stoarr" and "Clipper," it was because I knew beforehand what must be the burden of their advertising coranach.

We had taken staterooms in the clipper ship "Deutschland."

But, never mind; like good soldiers in a good cause, you will sacrifice yourselves for the public good; and possibly some of you may be carved into figures of honour, and dance triumphantly on the surge's crest in the advance post of glory on a dashing clipper's bows, girt with a band on which is inscribed, in letters of gold, the imperishable name of Washington or Franklin.

If Bovis found the real Tahiti no longer existent seventy years ago, what must I look for when two generations or three had died since, and swift steamships coursed where only the clipper had sailed?

7. Paragraph of Shipping Intelligence from the "Liverpool Courier" of June 21st, 1848: The bark Euterpe, Captain Riding, belonging to the Transatlantic Clipper Line of Messrs. Judkins & Cooke, left the Mersey yesterday afternoon, bound for New York.

Advertisement from the New York "Clipper" Dec. 21st, 1878: WINSTON & MACK'S GRAND INTERNATIONAL MEGATHERIUM VARIETY COMBINATION.

Any one who has seen an outward-bound clipper ship getting under way and heard the "shanty-songs" sung by the sailors as they toiled at capstan and halliards, will probably remember that rhymeless but melodious refrain

One day all was ready for his departure; and in the clipper ship Osprey, with a cargo for Day, Knight, and Company, Mr. Raleigh bade farewell to India.

* THE CLYDE-BUILT CLIPPER.

O, my Clyde-built clipper!)

In eighteen hundred and seventy-three, Fine in the lines and keen in the bow, The way they've forgotten to build 'em now: Lofty masted and heavily sparred, With stunsail booms to every yard, And flying kites both high and low To catch the wands when they did blow (And away, my Clyde-built clipper!).

Fastest ship on the Colonies run (Away O, my racing clipper!)

That was her when her time begun; Sixteen knots she could easily do, And thirteen knots on a bowline too; She could show her heels to anything made With sky-sails set in a favouring trade, Or when she was running her easting down From London River to Hobart Town (And away, my racing clipper!).

Old shellbacks knew her near and far (Away O, my old-time clipper!) From Circular Quay to Mersey Bar, And many a thundering lie they told About her runs in the days of old; But the time did come and the time did go, And she grew old as we all must grow, And the most of her gear was carried away When caught aback in a gale one day (And away, my old-time clipper!).

Old shellbacks knew her near and far (Away O, my old-time clipper!) From Circular Quay to Mersey Bar, And many a thundering lie they told About her runs in the days of old; But the time did come and the time did go, And she grew old as we all must grow, And the most of her gear was carried away When caught aback in a gale one day (And away, my old-time clipper!).

Her masts were sprung from fore to mizen (Away O, my poor old clipper!)

And there she might have been laying to-day, But when cargoes are many and ships are few A ship's a ship be she old or new (And away, my poor old clipper!).

So in nineteen hundred and seventeen (Away O, my brave old clipper!)

her hull's as sound As any you'd find the wide world round (And away, my brave old clipper!).

The same as they were when she went to sea (Away O, my Clyde-built clipper!)

In eighteen hundred and seventy-three, Fine in the lines and keen in the bow, The way they've forgotten to build 'em now; Lofty masted and heavily sparred, With stunsail booms to every yard, And flying kites both high and low To catch the winds when they did blow (And away, my Clyde-built clipper!).

"Oh, the car's a clipper.

"I suppose the fog of your practical realism is too obscuring for you to see that clipper just coming in," I continued, as a full-rigged ship spread its filled sails against the glowing sky of the late afternoon.

Then peering through his telescoped hands again, "It's the clipper ship Eclipse," he announced, "built especially for speed, in the exigencies of the San Francisco trade, with long, narrow hull, and carrying an extra amount of canvas.

Would God that I were left alone tobutnay, do not be alarmed; perhaps I am wrong, it may be aa clipper-built trading-vessel.

"Once," he would remark, "I was clipper-built, and could sail right in the wind's eye; but ever since I tuck this craft in tow, I've gone to leeward like a tub.

The cutwater of this great Leviathan clipper, the OCCIDENTAL,this thirty-masted wind-and-steam wave-crusher,must throw a little spray over the human vocabulary as it splits the waters of a new world's destiny!

She was a smart clipper of sixty tons burden, with a slightly uptilted stern, and as clever a line forward as a pleasure yacht.

A little before the Truxton's last voyage, the clipper had remained in port for a fortnight at Adelaide, New South Wales.

That sounds like a slow business; but the Brooks was a clipper-built vessel with three masts and a lot of sailssquare sails, fore-and-aft sails, jib sails, and all that sort of thing.

that, and brought the 'York Herald' and 'Clipper.'

" "Not long after I jined Colonel Baker's Gang, we wuz comin' frum Fulton to Clipper through de Red River bottoms.

The sea girl; a tale of Nantucket in the clipper ship days.

SEE Carney, Mary Vance. RAMSAY, EMMA L. Rough and tumble on old clipper ships.

Rough and tumble on old clipper ships.

The Sea Witch; a narrative of the experiences of Capt. Roger Murray and others in an American clipper ship during the years 1846 to 1856.

HILL, HOWARD G. The Yankee clipper.

SEE Nowlan, Phil. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

KAY, KATHRYN, pseud. SEE Pratt, Kathryn W. KEATON, RUSSELL. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

SEE Nowlan, Phil. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

The wreck of the Wild Wave; being the true account of the wreck of the clipper ship Wild Wave of Boston.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

The sea witch; a narrative of the experiences of Capt. Roger Murray, and others in an American clipper ship during the years 1846 to 1856.

Clipper ship men.

Clipper ship men.

The sea girl; a tale of Nantucket in the clipper ship days.

SEE Carney, Mary Vance. RAMSAY, EMMA L. Rough and tumble on old clipper ships.

Rough and tumble on old clipper ships.

The Sea Witch; a narrative of the experiences of Capt. Roger Murray and others in an American clipper ship during the years 1846 to 1856.

HILL, HOWARD G. The Yankee clipper.

SEE Nowlan, Phil. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

KAY, KATHRYN, pseud. SEE Pratt, Kathryn W. KEATON, RUSSELL. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

SEE Nowlan, Phil. Skyroads with Clipper Williams of the flying legion.

The wreck of the Wild Wave; being the true account of the wreck of the clipper ship Wild Wave of Boston.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Donald McKay: designer of clipper ships.

Clipper ship men.

Clipper ship men.

If he lived in a sea-coast town, he might do something with the clipper ships that ran to Europe and China.

Then you'll not meet with a nobleman's sort in a clipper like this, for that sort of gentry generally go from a frigate's quarter-deck into a good sloop, as commander, and, after a twelvemonth's work or so in the small one, into a fast frigate again, as a post-captain.

"I raised a howl, and a Scissor-jawed Clipper came out of his hole, and got after him; but that lazy fool ran so fast that he could not be caught.

The plow-point was long and tapering, like the prow of a clipper, and ran far out under the beam, and above it was the rolling colter, a circular blade of steel, which cut the edge of the furrow as cleanly as cheese.

Dem. 5.00 4.00 New York Clipper (F.P. 1.50) ..........

Should not a few thousand rifled cannon, a good supply of rifles, and a proportionate amount of powder and ball be deposited near San Francisco, to enable us, in case of war, to convert our clipper ships and steamers in the Pacific into cruisers?

He looked like a frightened landsman straddling the end of a studdingsail-boom run out to leeward on a fast clipper, and his face was screwed up into an expression of mingled pain, amusement, and astonishment, which evidently did not begin to do justice to his conflicting emotions.

The American invention of the fast-sailing schooner or clipper was the more remarkable because, of all American inventions, this alone sprang from direct competition with Europe.

Sailing is of course delicious; it is as good as flying to steer anything with wings of canvas, whether one stand by the wheel of a clipper-ship, or by the clumsy stern-oar of a "gundalow."