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line-of-battle ship

[lahyn-uh v-bat-l] /ˈlaɪn əvˈbæt l/
noun
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  • At length a puff of smoke was seen issuing from the line-of-battle ship.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • “She is a large ship—a line-of-battle ship, I suspect,” he observed.

  • As we closed with the line-of-battle ship she opened fire on us.

    Will Weatherhelm W.H.G. Kingston
  • At the former battle he commanded a Spanish line-of-battle ship.

    A Week at Waterloo in 1815 Magdalene De Lancey
  • A line-of-battle ship and three frigates were still missing.

  • Had the English a line-of-battle ship called the Connecticut?

    Afloat And Ashore James Fenimore Cooper
  • Soon after this Sir Sidney passed within hail of a line-of-battle ship at anchor.

  • The stranger appeared high out of the water, and we could not be certain whether she might not be a line-of-battle ship.

  • A Turkish line-of-battle ship lay some way out, pitching heavily into the seas.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • Not long ago old Harvey was chief quartermaster in a line-of-battle ship, and a regular magnet to all the younger midshipmen.

    In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock

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