Fire Ship

Word FIRE SHIP
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The word "fire-ship" in example sentences

The men dwelling on the lower reaches of the river heard the reports of big guns and saw a fire-ship of the Dutch amongst the islands of the estuary. ❋ Unknown (2006)

But England (which never is allowed to do, without hooting and execration, what every other country does with loud applause) — England must rather burn off her right hand than send a fire-ship against the ships full of fire for her houses, her cottages, and churches. ❋ Richard Doddridge (2004)

Glenarvan and his companions being thus delivered from the voracious SAURIANS, stationed themselves on the branches windward of the conflagration, while the OMBU sailed along like a blazing fire-ship through the dark night, the flames spreading themselves round like sails before the breath of the hurricane. ❋ Unknown (2003)

The “Chancellor” under bare poles, was driven, like a gigantic fire-ship with frightful velocity across the raging ocean; her very speed as it were, making common cause with the hurricane to fan the fire that was consuming her. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Grand preparations for fireworks were being made in this square; I especially remarked a fire-ship, which savoured strongly of Stambul. ❋ Unknown (2003)

So seemed it to me, as I stood at her helm, and for long hours silently guided the way of this fire-ship on the sea. ❋ Unknown (2002)

Lephi nodded, his eyes returning to the wharfs, and to the shipworks beyond where the superstructure of the first fire-ship in generations rose above the waves. ❋ Modesitt, L. E. (1997)

Nelson, seeing the manner in which his boats were fired upon when they went to take possession of the prizes, became angry, and said he must either send ashore to have this irregular proceeding stopped, or send a fire-ship and burn them. ❋ Southey, Robert, 1774-1843 (1993)

This fire-ship was followed by a second, which exploded, striking a sloop, which went down with it. ❋ Various (N/A)

For an instant, the thought of Marsden's fire-ship flashed across his mind; but his head was too clear to be fooled in such fashion. ❋ Maud Wilder Goodwin (N/A)

Another story tells that after he had finished the ever-famous game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe, which was interrupted by tidings of the Armada, Sir Francis cut up a block of wood, and flung the chips into the sea, when every ship became a fire-ship, and the enemy's fleet was really destroyed because of the ❋ Rosalind Northcote (N/A)

They got back to the fire-ship just a few minutes before it would have been too late to save the animal; and when the dreadful explosion took place, were still so near the floating volcano, that the fragments fell in heaps around them. ❋ Various (N/A)

The danger of the fire-ship took such hold on people's minds that it was with great toil and difficulty they were persuaded to venture on the face of the waters in such dangerous and unseamanlike craft. ❋ Earl Of Caithness John Sutherland Sinclair (N/A)

One evening between eleven o'clock and midnight, a fire-ship, rigged like ❋ Various (N/A)

Captain Ball, with three sail of the line, a frigate, and fire-ship, is entrusted with the blockade of Malta, in which are two sail of the line and three frigates ready for sea; and, from the experience I have had of Captain ❋ James Harrison (N/A)

So when the raspberry moon had already risen, and was now fifteen days old (July 15), and the black-coat and his wife stepped on board the great fire-ship, I stepped on also. ❋ Edward Francis Wilson (N/A)

This vessel of wrath appeared in 1699, indorsed as a man of a sweet gospel spirit, -- though, indeed, one of his indorsers had himself been "a scandalous fire-ship among the churches." ❋ Various (N/A)

This explosion gave the alarm to the whole fleet; and lights instantly shone in every direction, revealing the first fire-ship advancing between the jetties, a sight which was witnessed with inexpressible anxiety. ❋ Various (N/A)

In the war between England and the Dutch, Graves was given command of a fire-ship. ❋ Philip Gosse (1919)

On that night Constantine Kanaris, a sea-captain from Psara, drove a fire-ship into the midst of the Turkish fleet. ❋ Edwin Emerson (1914)

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