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wherry

General Crossword Questions for “wherry”

  • Barge
  • Light rowing vessel for passengers
  • Turned aside to take in female by boat
  • Woman's sarcastic about boat
  • Question about blunder in boat

Encyclopedia

  • [edit] Development of the wherry. Before wherries, there was the Norfolk Keel, a square rigged, transom sterned clinker-built boat, around 54 feet by 14 feet, and able to carry 30 tons of goods. Most trading wherries were clinker-built, but Albion, surviving today,. — “Norfolk wherry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Thames wherry built to 18th century design at Kingston upon Thames Wherries were clinker-built with long overhanging bows so that patrons could step ashore dryshod before landing stages were built along the river. — “Wherry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • During World War I, Wherry served in the United States Navy Flying Corps. Lewis • Curtis • Jones • Fess • Lewis • Minton • Hill • Wherry • Myers • Johnson • Saltonstall • Clements • Mansfield • Humphrey • Long • Kennedy • Byrd • Cranston • Stevens • Simpson. — “Kenneth S. Wherry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Along this wharf a few shallow boats were moored, and Pitt caught himself wondering which of these was the wherry in which with a little luck they might have been now at sea. — “Captain Blood” by Rafael Sabatini
  • Brooke and Ned the other, while Fred Vaughn, the riotous twin, did his best to upset both by paddling about in a wherry like a disturbed water bug. — “Little Women” by Louisa M. Alcott
  • But I could not see how this could be done in their country, where the smallest wherry was equal to a first-rate man of war among us; and such a boat as I could manage would never live in any of their rivers. — “Gulliver's Travels” by Jonathan Swift
  • He was going toward the city, and the sight of the Chelsea Stairs with the waiting boats at once determined him to avoid the irritating inaction of being driven in a cab, by calling a wherry and taking an oar. — “Daniel Deronda” by George Eliot
  • They were, says Mr Stephen, and the end was that the men of the island seeing no help was toward, as the ungrate women were all of one mind, made a wherry raft, loaded themselves and their bundles of chattels on shipboard, set all masts erect, manned the yards, sprang their luff, heaved to, spread three sheets in the wind, put her head between wind and water, weighed anchor, ported her helm, ran up the jolly Roger, gave three times three, let the bullgine run, pushed off in their bumboat and put to sea to recover the main of America. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce

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