I had come out of a crack Australian clipper
, where I had been third officer, and he seemed to have a prejudice against crack clippers
as aristocratic and high-toned.
Alongside them were clippers
of all sizes, steamers of all nationalities, and the steamboats, with several decks rising one above the other, which ply on the Sacramento and its tributaries.
Especially was this the case in the days when the wooden clippers
did finely to land you in Sydney or in Melbourne under the four full months.
I never saw your equal, and I've met with some clippers
in my time too." And with this simple confession of faith, the love-stricken dragoon left her to execute his part of the project which she had formed for the pair.
The Gloria Scott had been in the Chinese tea-trade, but she was an old-fashioned, heavy-bowed, broad-beamed craft, and the new clippers
had cut her out.
The good ships Law and Equity, those teak-built, copper-bottomed, iron- fastened, brazen-faced, and not by any means fast-sailing clippers
are laid up in ordinary.
The Tweed had been a wooden vessel, and he brought the tradition of quick passages with him into the iron clipper
. I was the junior in her, a third mate, keeping watch with the chief officer; and it was just during one of the night watches in a strong, freshening breeze that I overheard two men in a sheltered nook of the main deck exchanging these informing remarks.
Involuntarily the names of Naxos, Tenedos, and Carpathos, rise before the mind, and we seek vainly for Ulysses' vessel or the "clipper
" of the Argonauts.
The thickest scrummage parts asunder before his rush, like the waves before a clipper
's bows; his cheery voice rings out over the field, and his eye is everywhere.
This time the clerks evinced no inclination to laugh, such a real ear clipper
did Porthos appear.
"We shall have to catch the Aurora, and she has a name for being a clipper
. I will tell you how the land lies, Watson.
I know Bank ways ain't clipper
ways, but he hain't much to learn.