Vessel


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Vessel

A conveyance for the transport of goods by water.

Vessel

A ship or other vehicle of transportation over water. Vessels are important in international commerce. See also: Incoterm.
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A few of them then boarded her and were busily engaged in what appeared, from my distant position, as the emptying of the contents of various carboys upon the dead bodies of the sailors and over the decks and works of the vessel.
The last warrior to leave the deck turned and threw something back upon the vessel, waiting an instant to note the outcome of his act.
This look had escaped Buckingham, who had eyes for nothing but Norfolk, of whom he was evidently very jealous; he seemed anxious to remove the princesses from the deck of a vessel where the admiral reigned supreme.
They approached like arrows shot from the bow of a skillful archer; and yet the sea ran so high that their speed was as nothing compared to the rolling of the billows in which the vessels were plunging first in one direction and then in another.
But the sea is so wide and deep that it is no easy matter to discover the exact spot where a sunken vessel lies.
He turned, and scampered to the bows of the vessel.
No defects to be afraid of, for the double shell is as firm as iron; no rigging to attend to; no sails for the wind to carry away; no boilers to burst; no fire to fear, for the vessel is made of iron, not of wood; no coal to run short, for electricity is the only mechanical agent; no collision to fear, for it alone swims in deep water; no tempest to brave, for when it dives below the water it reaches absolute tranquillity.
No," said I; "though if there were intelligence that a vessel were now coming from Spain it is true I might, perhaps, wait for it; however, it is more likely I shall depart to-morrow, for the longing I feel to return to my country and to those I love is so great that it will not allow me to wait for another opportunity, however more convenient, if it be delayed.
At this last command all the sails were lowered, and the vessel moved almost imperceptibly onwards.
We were still some distance from the beach, and under slow headway, when we sailed right into the midst of these swimming nymphs, and they boarded us at every quarter; many seizing hold of the chain-plates and springing into the chains; others, at the peril of being run over by the vessel in her course, catching at the bob-stays, and wreathing their slender forms about the ropes, hung suspended in the air.
The vessel was slowly rising and now the anchor was beyond the blacks who faced me and several feet above their heads.
Supposing that they had thus appeased the anger of the captain, they thronged, as usual, in great numbers about the vessel, to trade.