launching-ways love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Timbers built up on each side of a ship, for the bilgeways to slide on in launching.

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Examples

  • He enlarged it for a launching-ways, faced the sides of it with dry-fitted coral rock, and gave orders for the building of an additional canoe-house.

    Chapter 19

  • Generations and centuries passed, and, behold, in place of naked sandbanks half awash were walled citadels, perforated with launching-ways for the long canoes, protected against the mainland by the lagoons that were to them their narrow seas.

    Chapter 10

  • This indentation was about an acre and a half in extent, with a smooth rocky floor sloping down into the water at an inclination of just the right gradient for the launching-ways.

    The Pirate Island A Story of the South Pacific

  • And they bade each man his neighbor to seize the ships and drag them into the bright salt sea, and cleared out the launching-ways, and the noise went up to heaven of their hurrying homewards; and they began to take the props from beneath the ships.

    The Iliad

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