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  • Incidentally, he had ideas about coral-reefs, disagreed profoundly with Darwin on that subject, had voiced his opinion in several monographs and one book, and was now back at his hobby, cruising the South Seas in a tiny, thirty-ton yacht and studying reef-formations.

    Bunches of Knuckles

  • Boyd and Minnie Duncan are sailing their thirty-ton yacht Samoset, a former trading schooner he bought in San Francisco, in the South Seas, three days out of Attu-Attu, and she is preparing a Christmas meal for them.

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • Looking through the windshield, Jack saw Hovarth holding the thirty-ton tower spire by himself.

    Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation

  • One nice thing about cruising in a thirty-ton vehicle spawned from military technology was its rhino hull's resistance to bullets.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • It included three large ships disassembled into sections, transported overland, and rebuilt on the lake; twenty gunboats; a thirty-ton gondola; a great two-masted scow; thirty longboats; and four hundred bateaux.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Gently, Batman eased his thirty-ton charger forward, maneuvering toward the catapults.


  • The blue-shirted deck crewmen were beginning to break the Tomcat down, removing the chains and chocks that secured the thirty-ton aircraft to its place on the flight deck.


  • During launch operations, the steel-on-steel clatter of chains and cat shuttles just overhead, the tooth-rattling whump of steam catapults hurling thirty-ton aircraft off the carrier's bow, made sleeping or even simple conversation a chancy proposition at best.


  • Carefully, he let up the brakes and followed, threading the thirty-ton aircraft past Slider's and Blue Grass's fallen, nose-down F-14 and toward the bow catapults.


  • Bright buggers, the big ones can be, the thirty-ton ones; eyes you could walk into.

    The Gates of Noon


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