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Usage examples for pinnace

  1. I insisted to have my pinnace at the same time, of which he said he should inform the aga. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  2. Where is the pinnace – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  3. The conflict between the men of the pinnace and the crew of the vessel was carried on near the capstern, and a pistol fired had accidentally communicated with the powder, which blew up in the very centre of the dense and desperate struggle. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  4. Takin' the pinnace upriver'll be a death sentence, Cap'n, I warrant you. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  5. Mr Jolliffe and Mr Vigors went in the pinnace with the master. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  6. The first pinnace reached the gun- boat first; then the cutters banged alongside of her- all three of us to windward- while the second pinnace and launch took her to leeward. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  7. The boats were all stove, except the pinnace in which about twenty men had collected, when a sea, breaking over the wreck, washed her overboard, capsized her, and all perished. – Narratives of Shipwrecks of the Royal Navy; between 1793 and 1849 by William O. S. Gilly
  8. " Start that pinnace off for Gimli at once; within the hour if possible. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  9. The gun was taken out of the pinnace and a little mortar fixed in her, and half a dozen ropes, each a hundred fathoms long, had knots put in them every two feet. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  10. With these measures fixed between us, they went off towards the shore, William in the pinnace with twelve men, and the long- boat coming after him with four- and- twenty more, all stout resolute fellows, and very well armed. – The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton by Daniel Defoe
  11. Even then Standish, and later Bradford, took command of their pinnace the Swan in attempts to procure corn for distribution in both colonies; and the efficient Squanto died in one of these voyages, despite tender nursing by the Governor. – William Bradford of Plymouth by Albert Hale Plumb
  12. That the consort- pinnace was neither " hired" nor " sent to Delfthaven" duly appears. – The Mayflower and Her Log, Complete by Azel Ames
  13. While thus talking, our pinnace was observed coming ashore well armed, on which the natives went away. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  14. Our principal object here was to water the ships with the utmost expedition; and I was sent on shore early in the afternoon, with the pinnace and launch laden with casks. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  15. It appeared to have had the desired effect, for some ceased paddling, and others went back as fast as they could make way towards the shore; while the pinnace with the canoe in tow, proceeded down the harbour. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. The corvette stood on till she came off the island, when the pinnace and barge, well fitted for the duties they were at once to engage in, were got out. – The Three Commanders by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. Taken for all, it's got to be the pinnace – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  18. Captain Wilson was much vexed and grieved at the loss of so many men: fresh hands were put in the cutter to man the pinnace and he and Sawbridge both went on board to witness the horrible effects of the explosion as described by our hero. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  19. Following up the river they were at a loss when they came to three branches, but spying some freshly plucked feathers floating down one of the streams, they followed that until they came upon the pinnace – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. One fifteenth of June two children sat with bated breath in the pinnace Dorothy Manners and myself. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
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