Sentence Examples


  • ..: the ships anchor at considerable risk in the roads, but the love of gain prevails: for the large number of lighters which receive the cargoes and reload them renders the time short before they can enter the river, and having lightened a part of their cargoes they sail in and ascend to Rome."
  • Formerly of some importance, the harbour can no longer be entered by large vessels, and goods are transhipped into flat-bottomed lighters for conveyance ashore.
  • Vessels load and discharge by means of lighters, the outer harbour having a depth at entrance of 24 ft.
  • Especially constructed lighters, with motor power, were to play an important part in the disembarkations, a number of them having recently arrived from England.
  • The only hitch that had occurred during the night-time had been at the landing-place within the bay, where the water had proved to be inconveniently shallow for the lighters; this had created some confusion and delay.

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