Steamboat in a sentence

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Definition of Steamboat

  • A boat or vessel propelled by steam power; -- generally used of river or coasting craft, as distinguished from ocean steamers.
  • a boat propelled by a steam engine

How to use steamboat in a sentence. Steamboat pronunciation.

Strung along below the city, were a number of decayed, ram- shackly, superannuated old steamboats, not one of which had I ever seen before.
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So we went plowing past the sterns of steamboats and getting closer and closer-the crash was bound to come very soon-and still that hat never budged; for alas, the captain was napping in the texas....
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Just as we were walking into the stern of a steamboat, he stepped out on deck, and said, with heavenly serenity, 'Set her back on both'-which I did; but a trifle late, however, for the next moment we went smashing through that other boat's flimsy outer works with a most prodigious racket.
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He is one of Bixby's pilots on the 'Baton Rouge' now. Into the life of a steamboat clerk, now dead, had dropped a bit of romance-somewhat grotesque romance, but romance nevertheless.
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He was the patriarch of the craft; he had been a keelboat pilot before the day of steamboats; and a steamboat pilot before any other steamboat pilot, still surviving at the time I speak of, had ever turned a wheel.
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He left a diary behind him; but apparently it did not date back to his first steamboat trip, which was said to be 1811, the year the first steamboat disturbed the waters of the Mississippi.
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Thus, as they stood for a moment to look down at the steamboat wharf, and Crewe made some remark about the value of a cargo just being discharged, she said carelessly: 'I suppose that's the view you take of everything?
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Many a good time the children had had in this room, and the old couch, pretty well battered and broken now, had been in turn a fort, a steamboat, railroad car, and an automobile.
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They got on the steamboat just as she was starting.
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Three o'clock in the afternoon found them at the steamboat landing, waiting for the Golden Star to take them up to Cedarville.
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Laban tells me that some of those singin' folks get awful high wages, more than the cap'n of a steamboat, he says, though that seems like stretchin' it to me.
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What we thought about the steamboat official who was responsible for our dilemma we did not need to put into words; for every one knew of the bargain and its breach: nearly every one present had protested at the time, and the hardest things I felt like saying were mild compared with the things already said by that official's own colleagues.
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Not long after this, in a steamboat, he met a gentleman with whom he had much conversation upon various subjects; among others the institution for the instruction of the poor runaways.
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Born to a throne; weak, stupid, ignorant, almost, as his meanest slave; chief of a vast royalty, yet the puppet of his Premier and the obedient child of a tyrannical mother; a man who sits upon a throne-the beck of whose finger moves navies and armies-who holds in his hands the power of life and death over millions-yet who sleeps, sleeps, eats, eats, idles with his eight hundred concubines, and when he is surfeited with eating and sleeping and idling, and would rouse up and take the reins of government and threaten to be a sultan, is charmed from his purpose by wary Fuad Pacha with a pretty plan for a new palace or a new ship-charmed away with a new toy, like any other restless child; a man who sees his people robbed and oppressed by soulless tax-gatherers, but speaks no word to save them; who believes in gnomes and genii and the wild fables of The Arabian Nights, but has small regard for the mighty magicians of to-day, and is nervous in the presence of their mysterious railroads and steamboats and telegraphs; who would see undone in Egypt all that great Mehemet Ali achieved, and would prefer rather to forget than emulate him; a man who found his great empire a blot upon the earth-a degraded, poverty-stricken, miserable, infamous agglomeration of ignorance, crime, and brutality-and will idle away the allotted days of his trivial life and then pass to the dust and the worms and leave it so! Napoleon has augmented the commercial prosperity of France in ten years to such a degree that figures can hardly compute it.
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From the eaves to the comb of the roof stretched in endless succession great curved marble beams, like the fore-and-aft braces of a steamboat, and along each beam from end to end stood up a row of richly carved flowers and fruits-each separate and distinct in kind, and over 15,000 species represented.
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Steamboats came up once or twice a week and the cotton was shipped to New Orleans and from that city to the mills in the East.
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Sometimes the captains of the larger steamboats would issue invitations to the families for a soiree, when the excitement would fill society for days.
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The ladies would dress in their silks and laces and the men spruce up in their frock coats and flowered waistcoats and cross the gang plank into the kerosene-lighted steamboats and dance until morning.
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As a matter of etiquette, when the steamboat was loaded and about to start back, everybody would be at the levee to wave good-bye.
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But if the ground suited him, he would lay low 'n' keep dark till the first pan was washed, 'n' then he would sidle up 'n' take a look, an' if there was about six or seven grains of gold he was satisfied-he didn't want no better prospect 'n' that-'n' then he would lay down on our coats and snore like a steamboat till we'd struck the pocket, an' then get up 'n' superintend.
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Examples of Steamboat

Example #1
They had all been built, and worn out, and thrown aside, since I was here last.
Example #2
The captain and I joined a party of ladies and gentlemen, guests of Major Wood, and went down the river fifty-four miles, in a swift tug, to ex-Governor Warmouth's sugar plantation.
Example #3
My duty was to hold the boat steadily on her calamitous course, and leave the consequences to take care of themselves-which I did.
Example #4
Things were becoming exceedingly nervous and uncomfortable.
Example #5
The captain never said a word to me about the matter afterwards, except to remark that I had done right, and that he hoped I would not hesitate to act in the same way again in like circumstances.
Example #6
It seemed to me that the captain was not going to appear in time to see the entertainment.