On the way they passed by the schooner Tavern, where they encountered Dean Schmitz and Molly Flaherty.
I don't doubt it—I don't doubt it—Was there a schooner in company, sir?
Over his schooner of beer K. gathered something of the story.
It was provoking, and a more uneasy set of men than that schooner's crew I never saw.
The schooner was wet, and the seas she shipped would put out my fire.
Hussey informed him it was on board the schooner, and the swivel likewise.
When we got back to the schooner, we found her lifting her anchors.
Towards the end of the month of September the skeleton of the vessel, which was to be rigged as a schooner, lay in the dockyard.
The water was now up to my breast, and I knew the schooner must go over.
While they breakfasted they kept an eye on the schooner, watching her sides and flanks as the water fell slowly away.
fore-and-aft rigged vessel, originally with only two masts, 1716, perhaps from a New England verb related to Scottish scon "to send over water, to skip stones." Skeat relates this dialectal verb to shunt. Spelling probably influenced by Dutch, but Dutch schoener is a loan-word from English, as are German Schoner, French schooner, Swedish skonert. Said to have originated in Gloucester, Mass., shipyard.
The rig characteristic of a schooner has been defined as consisting essentially of two gaff sails, the after sail not being smaller than the fore, and a head sail set on a bowsprit. [OED]Meaning "tall beer glass" is from 1879, of unknown origin or connection.