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a vessel or craft that services others operating far from a home port or center.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Origin of mother ship
First recorded in 1885–90
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How to use mother ship in a sentence
Any discussion of Squaw Valley will eventually shift to KT-22 and its environs—“the Mothership,” in local parlance.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard|The Daily Beast|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Still, Wealth TV appears to be an unlikely mothership for a new news network.One America News Network, New Conservative Cable Channel, Sets Launch|David Freedlander|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Woman as she is everywhere where Christianity is not known, where the mothership of Mary is ignored.
Does the mothership of the earth have any real meaning to us?The Holy Earth|L. H. Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for mother ship
a ship providing facilities and supplies for a number of small vessels
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