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a.1.Having a paddle wheel at the stern; as, a stern-wheel steamer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Wake up by and by, and look to see what done it, and maybe see a steamboat coughing along up-stream, so far off towards the other side you couldn't tell nothing about her only whether she was a stern-wheel or side-wheel; then for about an hour there wouldn't be nothing to hear nor nothing to see -- just solid lonesomeness.
The word ivory would ring in the air for a while--and on we went again into the silence, along empty reaches, round the still bends, between the high walls of our winding way, reverberating in hollow claps the ponderous beat of the stern-wheel. Trees, trees, millions of trees, massive, immense, running up high; and at their foot, hugging the bank against the stream, crept the little begrimed steamboat, like a sluggish beetle crawling on the floor of a lofty portico.
"The current was more rapid now, the steamer seemed at her last gasp, the stern-wheel flopped languidly, and I caught myself listening on tiptoe for the next beat of the float, for in sober truth I expected the wretched thing to give up every moment.
An ancient and still bullet-speckled stern-wheel steamer, with a barge lashed to her side, came round the river bend.
If you swim on your face, you kick up the water like a stern-wheel boat.
White and his wife, Dayna, both Gulfport natives, are the new owners of the Betsy Ann, a 85-foot stern-wheel paddlewheeler that will take passengers on cruises out of Biloxi.
The Owashtanong, a small steamer with a stern-wheel, in due time carried us up.
The Dixie is Indiana's oldest stern-wheel riverboat.