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ocean greyhound

a fast ship, esp a liner
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  • The impression that the surprising presence of the ocean greyhound made upon Frederick was in a fortissimo scale.

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Think of that, you who disdain to cross the water in anything but an ocean greyhound!

    Le Petit Nord Anne Elizabeth Caldwell (MacClanahan) Grenfell and Katie Spalding
  • A "cablegram," or even an ocean greyhound, could have saved the lives of many brave men.

  • The wind was shouting through our rigging, the Mary Rebecca was half over on her side and rushing ahead like an ocean greyhound.

  • It was during this same period that a new type of passenger steamer was produced—the "ocean greyhound."

  • Steadily the ocean greyhound plowed its way through the dark swells of the Atlantic.

    Sons and Fathers Harry Stillwell Edwards

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