ship of the line
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By three o'clock she had come near enough for Biddle to make out that she was a ship-of-the-line.The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes|James Russell Soley
One ship-of-the-line was of course thought equivalent to two or three floating batteries, if opposed to them in an interval.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
There fell an evil calm like this come two year ago when I was wrecked in a ship-of-the-line within sight of Havana.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Rather be a letter of marque, in fact, than a ship-of-the-line,—more credit to your Lordship's love of danger than discipline.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. II (of II)|Charles James Lever
Upon every ship-of-the-line he had put five hundred picked men, who were daily exercised in working the guns.