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fishing smack

any of various fore-and-aft-rigged fishing vessels of rather large size, often containing a well to keep the catch alive.
Origin of fishing smack
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They were side by side in a fishing-smack, he and the playmate of his childhood.

    The Odds Ethel M. Dell
  • Is there no chance of your discovering the whereabouts of that fishing-smack?

  • Why, then I saw the fishing-smack, and wanted to go after the thieves.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Naturally, I didnt connect that sailboat with the fishing-smack.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • When we get her, it will be very hard if we cannot cut out some fishing-smack or other, in which we can cross over to England.

    Old Jack W.H.G. Kingston
  • They drifted about all night, and the next morning were taken up by a fishing-smack which brought them to New York.

    Daisy's Work Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews
  • Those men must be the three that belonged to the fishing-smack, said David.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Far away lay a fishing-smack, with the men clustering over their net.

  • I guess they must have made off toward Gosport, to join the fishing-smack somewhere in that neighborhood.

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • Suppose it becomes necessary for us to follow up Dubois and his fishing-smack, and we let Daubeney into the know.

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