Coneys chartered the Megan Jaye, a 43-ft sloop based in Newport, Rhode Island, and skippered by Hank Halsted.
Franchard lost no time in towing the sloop back to the boat-house.
I thought I was again in the Barbadian sloop, during the storm.
“That other sloop is coming up fast,” announced Bat Sedley, not a great while later.
Wee returned from this place to Johanna and the sloop in our Company.
A party of twenty-five English set out from Casco in a sloop and two boats, sailed along the bay, and entered the river.
Is the sloop now under Seizure the same sloop that was thus taken?
She was a sloop of the Revenue cutter build, and her burthen was about one hundred tons.
For some reason the men on the sloop got frightened and left him on the beach.
But he knows his business, and once safe on board the sloop our fugitive will be safe enow.
"small fore and aft rigged vessel with one mast, generally carrying a jib, fore-stay sail, mainsail, and gaff-topsail," 1620s, from Dutch sloep "a sloop;" probably from French chaloupe, from Old French chalupe "small, sloop-rigged vessel," which is perhaps related to English shallop [OED]. But according to Barnhart and Watkins the Dutch word might simply be from Middle Dutch slupen "to glide," from PIE *sleubh- (see sleeve). In old military use, a small ship of war carrying guns on the upper deck only (1670s).