hydro-aeroplane love



from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Aëronautics), obsolescent An aëroplane with a boatlike or other understructure that enables it to travel on, or to rise from the surface of, a body of water by its own motive power; -- now usually referred to as a seaplane.


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  • Great American Four, the hydro-aeroplane champion, the M.P. champion pigeon-flyer, and the motor-bike hill-climbing champion.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 15, 1914 Various

  • Hiram stood mute, but fascinated, as the manager explained in detail the fine points of the Monarch II, as the composite hydro-aeroplane was named.

    Dave Dashaway and His Hydroplane Roy Rockwood

  • "It is our new model of the composite hydro-aeroplane," explained the manager.

    Dave Dashaway and His Hydroplane Roy Rockwood

  • Assured from Dave's talk that he was not the Dawson boy, and that the hydro-aeroplane before him was not the Drifter, the man became very friendly.

    Dave Dashaway and His Hydroplane Roy Rockwood

  • This year also saw a great increase in the number of seaplanes, although the 'flying boat' type had only appeared at intervals and the vast majority were of the ordinary aeroplane type fitted with floats in place of the land undercarriage; which type was at that time commonly called 'hydro-aeroplane.'

    A History of Aeronautics Evelyn Charles Vivian 1914

  • He already owned a fairly good hydro-aeroplane which had not killed him yet -- he was a good swimmer, and lucky.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes 1914

  • These boxes contain the various parts of a hydro-aeroplane.

    The People That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912

  • Down the coast they steamed toward the beach where Billings had made his crossing in the hydro-aeroplane and just at dusk the lookout announced

    Out of Time's Abyss Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912

  • There is no use discussing any plan other than the hydro-aeroplane.

    The People That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1912

  • They talked in low tones, but as nearly as I could make out Kennedy was hiring a hydro-aeroplane for to - morrow with as much nonchalance as if it had been a taxicab.

    The Treasure-Train 1908


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