I had read sea-romances in my time, wherein figured, as a matter of course, the lone woman in the midst of a shipload
of men; but I learned, now, that I had never comprehended the deeper significance of such a situation--the thing the writers harped upon and exploited so thoroughly.
And it was after long searching that I found out the carpenter's chest, which was, indeed, a very useful prize to me, and much more valuable than a shipload
of gold would have been at that time.
That much rain does not fall is very certain, for the houses are covered only with flat roofs made of hardened mud; and on the mole shiploads
of wheat were piled up, being thus left for weeks together without any shelter.
"You would be mad, then--mad as a March hare--to indulge in a passion for millions of shiploads
of soil, timber, snow, and ice."
A stream of returning knights, of wounded soldiers, and of unransomed French noblemen, had been for a quarter of a century continually pouring into England, every one of whom exerted an influence in the direction of greater domestic refinement, while shiploads
of French furniture from Calais, Rouen, and other plundered towns, had supplied our own artisans with models on which to shape their work.
Be rather the Mungo Park, the Lewis and Clark and Frobisher, of your own streams and oceans; explore your own higher latitudes -- with shiploads
of preserved meats to support you, if they be necessary; and pile the empty cans sky-high for a sign.
The tale goes that 100 years ago a shipload
of fence posts was landed from Italy and they all grew.
Manila has already filed diplomatic protests with Ottawa several times to get back their shipload
of garbage since the waste was discovered to contain diapers and other useless and health-threatening trash, and not simply electronic refuse.
He said PNP Maritime operatives intercepted the contraband after they received information that the suspects will sneak into the city a shipload
of smuggled items from Indonesia.
It can be recalled that a shipload
of 5,176.91 metric tons of misdeclared 'plastic synthetic flakes' exported by Green Soko Co.
He came to England in 1939 to pick up a shipload
of coal and he's been here ever since.