Whaleback in a sentence

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Definition of Whaleback

  • A form of vessel, often with steam power, having sharp ends and a very convex upper deck, much used on the Great Lakes, esp. for carrying grain.

How to use whaleback in a sentence. Whaleback pronunciation.

In the centre it rose to probably six feet and then fell very gradually, whaleback fashion, to the south.
The gale increased, and blackened the harbor and whitened the open sea beyond, where sail after sail appeared round the reef of Whaleback Light, and ran in a wild scamper for the safe anchorages within.
It was (I do not mind saying now) a majestic sight to see those grotesque monsters gather themselves together, and go wallowing, one after another, out of the harbor, and drop behind the ledge of Whaleback Light, as if they had sunk into the sea.

Examples of Whaleback

Example #1
Not one of the fence posts to the left was visible.
Example #2
Its north edge stood like a cliff, the exact height of the fence, four feet I should say.
Example #3
Since noon cautious coasters of all sorts had been dropping in with a casual air; the coal schooners and barges had rocked and nodded knowingly to one another, with their taper and truncated masts, on the breast of the invisible swell; and the flock of little yachts and pleasure-boats which always fleck the bay huddled together in the safe waters.
Example #4
The craft that came scurrying in just before nightfall were mackerel seiners from Gloucester.
Example #5
There was a band which gave us every evening the airs of the latest coon- songs, and the national anthems which we have borrowed from various nations; and yes, I remember the white squadron kindly, though I was so glad to have it go, and let us lapse back into our summer silence and calm.
Example #6
The bugle calls and the bells were charming; the week's wash hung out to dry had its picturesqueness by day, and by night the spectral play of the search-lights along the waves and shores, and against the startled skies, was even more impressive.