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Ships and Boats Reference library
In the ancient Near East, ships and boats were major conveyors of people and goods along inland rivers and over
Ships, Byzantine Reference library
From the sixth-century Marzamemi wreck found off North Africa, from a fourth-century wreck at Yassi Ada, and from the seventh-century
Ships and Sailing Reference library
From late antiquity until the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries one of the most obvious features of ship design and ship
Ships and Seafaring Reference library
The ancient Greeks referred to the numerous islands of the Aegean basin as the Cyclades, or “circle islands,” because of
ship Quick reference
from the Old English scip, the generic name for seagoing vessels, as opposed to boats, though submarines are known as boats as are the different types of fishing vessels. Ships were originally personified as masculine, but by the 16th century they had become feminine. In ...
ship n. Reference library
v. shipped, shipping
ship out (of a naval force or one of its members) go to sea from a home port: Bob got sick a week before we shipped out....
shipless adj. shippable adj.
ships Reference library
Philip de Souza
The earliest seagoing vessels in the ancient world were probably very small rafts and boats, made from skins, bundles of reeds, or carved out of tree-trunks. Even in such tiny craft it was possible to make quite lengthy journeys, but the need for greater capacity and security encouraged the development of larger, more stable vessels. The first ships were probably paddled, but oars appear to have been used from the 3rd millennium ...