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  • noun Plural form of steamship.


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  • I see now why you don't get on to the idea of steamships and railroads, telephones and wireless and all the rest of it.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England 1906

  • Humans' first burst of acceleration started around 1815 with railroads, steamships and industrialization.

    Putting on the Brakes: Mankind Nears the End of the Age of Speed Daniel Michaels 2011

  • Ocean steamships passed up and down the estuary, and lofty-masted ships, towed by red-stacked tugs.

    CHAPTER XV 2010

  • The Rockefellers went into mines -- iron and coal and copper and lead; into other industrial companies; into street railways, into national, state, and municipal bonds; into steamships and steamboats and telegraphy; into real estate, into skyscrapers and residences and hotels and business blocks; into life insurance, into banking.

    Chapter 9: The Mathematics of a Dream 2010

  • He served on tugboats, steamships and automated ships.

    Heroes or Villains? 2010

  • While the manuscripts and etchings of the 19th century had already identified it as a marvel, the development of first steamships, and then the railways and air travel, made it what Mr. MacGregor calls "on a planetary scale, one of the more remarkable things humans do."

    The British Museum's Pilgrimage Andrew McKie 2012

  • And besides, in their time, winged flight, clipper ships, steamships and nuclear powered ships were all radical.

    Dear Mr. Augustine - NASA Watch 2009

  • Shaw traced the origins of these expectations to the wreck of the Birkenhead, a troopship and one of the Royal Navy's earliest steamships that had hit a rock and foundered off the coast of South Africa in 1852.

    Why must a captain never leave a sinking ship? 2012

  • Sometimes she rested her back and watched the teeming beach towards which they were heading, and again, the land-locked arm of the sea in which a score or so of great steamships lay at anchor.

    CHAPTER I 2010

  • By 1800 small steamers were being used for coasting purposes in England; 1830 witnessed the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway; while it was not until 1838 that the Atlantic was first crossed by the steamships

    The Shrinkage of the Planet 2010


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