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tall ship

any square-rigged sailing ship
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  • Over went the tall ship; down, down, the raging tempest pressed her.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • And I have to sell without delay a tall ship, cargo and all, as she stands.

    The Lady of Lynn

    Walter Besant
  • Then, like a tall ship at sea, it sank altogether out of sight.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • You see there lying about the timbers of more than one tall ship.

    Prose Idylls Charles Kingsley
  • Arriving at Sierra Leone, they found a tall ship lying at anchor.

    The Pirates' Who's Who Philip Gosse
  • She was a tall ship, too, and she had as much canvas spread as we had.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • It is a tall ship on an easy bow-line, with every thing set that will draw.

    The Red Rover James Fenimore Cooper
  • She came along with the fluttering assurance of some tall ship.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells
  • This tall ship was commanded by Captain Thomas Fleming, who had been stationed on the look-out to the eastward.

  • "A tall ship" meant a stout and sea-worthy ship; "a tall man," meant a man that was at once able-bodied and true-hearted.

Contemporary definitions for tall ship

a sailing ship with very high masts's 21st Century Lexicon
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