Jolly-boat


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Jol´ly-boat`

    (jǒl´lŷ`bōt`)
n.1.(Naut.) A boat of medium size belonging to a ship.
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As on your physiognomical voyage you sail round his vast head in your jolly-boat, your noble conceptions of him are never insulted by the reflection that he has a nose to be pulled.
Waiting was a strain, and it was decided that Hunter and I should go ashore with the jolly-boat in quest of information.
And so now I made up my mind instantly, and with no time lost returned to the shore and jumped on board the jolly-boat.
By this time, tumbling things in as they came, we had the jolly-boat loaded as much as we dared.
Then, leaving Joyce to guard them--one man, to be sure, but with half a dozen muskets-- Hunter and I returned to the jolly-boat and loaded ourselves once more.
Weekes and this islander were the only survivors of the crew of the jolly-boat, and no trace was ever discovered of Fox and his party.
Fourteen passengers, with the captain, remained on board, resolving to trust their fortunes to the jolly-boat at the stern.