n. light ship used for private pleasure trips
Huge waves drove the yacht onto the rocks.
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Someone gave the toast of the yacht The Belle of Newport and then someone proposed one great game for a finish.
He reined up his horse to salute my mother, and said he was going to Lowestoft to see some friends who were there with a yacht, and merrily proposed to take me on the saddle before him if I would like the ride.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
She was vaguely touched by the names and scenes amid which she moved, and had listened to Ned Silverton reading Theocritus by moonlight, as the yacht rounded the Sicilian promontories, with a thrill of the nerves that confirmed her belief in her intellectual superiority.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Dantes led the owner of the yacht to the dwelling of a Jew; retired with the latter for a few minutes to a small back parlor, and upon their return the Jew counted out to the shipbuilder the sum of sixty thousand francs in bright gold pieces.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The none too savory ramifications by which Ella Kaye, the newspaper woman, played Madame de Maintenon to his weakness and sent him to sea in a yacht, were common knowledge to the turgid journalism of 1902.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Context
The conversation began about the row Tushkevitch and Veslovsky had taken alone together in the boat, and Tushkevitch began describing the last boat races in Petersburg at the Yacht Club.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context