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Quotes of steamboat

  1. A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism, or pilot a steamboat but not more than five out of ten know how the apple got into the dumpling. – Edward A. Boyden
  2. In the United States three new methods of transportation made their appearance at almost the same time- the steamboat the canal boat, and the rail car. – John Moody

Usage examples for steamboat

  1. He would have used discoveries made in Australasia, as he would have used Fulton's steamboat in 1807, to injure his enemy, could he have done so effectually. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  2. The 'Van Gysen' seemed well acquainted with the channel, and continually increased her speed as she went up the river, so that she was within half a mile of the scene of the accident before the steamboat came up with her. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  3. We enjoyed perfectly the exciting scene on board the steamboat Flora. – The Freedmen's Book by Lydia Maria Child
  4. There was one steamboat lying opposite the hotel, but it was down so low that, at first, Rollo could only see the top of the smoke- pipe. – Rollo in Paris by Jacob Abbott
  5. I remained on the Wacousta for some time, and thought myself a good steamboat man. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  6. How about the steamboat Lawry? – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  7. The figures above, which are taken from Mechanics, illustrate as an example the repairing of a broken strap for the beam of a river steamboat – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. I came down on a steamboat and the doctor told me I'd made my last journey. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  9. Accordingly at the time I took a steamboat passage down to Maysville, near where I was to meet Mr. Smith with my trunk. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  10. He rubbed his eyes; it was no illusion, for the next moment he had reached the crowd, who were standing half a block away from the thoroughfare, and on the edge of a lagoon of yellow water, whose main current was the thoroughfare he was seeking, and between whose houses, submerged to their first stories, a steamboat was really paddling. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  11. She stood looking in the direction from which the steamboat was to come; then she turned to the ticket- office, doubtless to ask the cause of the delay. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  12. I took a Steamboat passage which would bring me to where I should want to land about dark, so as to give me a chance to find my family during the night if possible. – Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself by Henry Bibb
  13. It all seems like a story, first that I should meet Reverdy Clayton when I landed in Chicago from the steamboat which had brought me from Buffalo. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  14. " It brings things back,- the boat I went in; not like that," and she pointed to a large, handsome steamboat lying at the wharf. – The Cromptons by Mary J. Holmes
  15. A steamboat could not have ventured through it, and a weak boat could not have resisted it for a moment. – The Waif of the "Cynthia" by André Laurie and Jules Verne
  16. But we can't go on board a steamboat in an elevator, can we? – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  17. I took him out of a steamboat barber shop. – Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H. Devol
  18. The steamboat trip was a piece of good fortune that Abe had not expected. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  19. Plague come on steamboat up from St. Michael. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
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