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fishing smack

any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive.
Origin of fishing smack
First recorded in 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had then taken passage in a Manx fishing smack which was going to the Lews, but he had forgotten the name of the smack.

    Winter Evening Tales Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • A fishing smack had been bringing the goods across the Gulf of Mexico.

  • The Mission vessel had dropped to leeward of the fishing smack, and the boat had about three hundred yards to go.

    A Dream of the North Sea James Runciman
  • Not a sail in sightexcept a fishing smack about ten miles off.

    The Radio Detectives A. Hyatt Verrill
  • He wants my opinion of a fishing smack he's thinking of buying.

  • They seemed to think that their presence contributed largely to the successful entry of the fishing smack.

  • They were picked up by a fishing smack from Marie Galante and landed there.

    The Heart of a Woman Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • It was best to fall in with Marie's suggestion and ascertain beyond doubt the identity of the fishing smack.

  • Nothing was easier than for a fishing smack to run down pole and flare together, as if by accident, on returning to harbour.

  • Instead of De Monts' vessel there came in spring a fishing smack with word that the grant of Acadia had been rescinded.

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