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Definition of "packet-ship" []

  • Same as packet, 2. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "packet-ship" in a sentence
  • "Madam Esmond should arrive; and trembled lest the French privateers should take the packet-ship by which the precious letter was conveyed."
  • "The fine packet-ship Utica lay down the bay, and only awaited the return of the lighter that night to complete her cargo and list of passengers, ere she departed."
  • "The good lady almost frightened me as I went in, by her very extraordinary appearance in a tremendous grey gauze turban, fire-new, just arrived by the Henri Quatre packet-ship from Havre, and that gave her exactly the look of one of our Mississippi night-owls."