Still, the security on the vessels—big or small—is nonexistent.
On one side, women may be seen as property, but on the other side, they are seen as vessels of the family honor.
Stewart, a third-generation fisherman, was in vessels of Opportunity for 70 days before being laid off August 2.
The Daily Beast asked BP officials about the shrinking number of vessels involved in Gulf cleanup.
Back in Florida on July 27, his boat, Mudbug, was activated into vessels of Opportunity.
I'm sure I've read of their landing on the decks of vessels!
There are ten vessels to-day passing in and out to one in 1880.
For a similar reason, liquids evaporate more rapidly in vessels partially covered than in open ones.
At this one of the vessels hailed them, and then after a while, having no reply, hailed them again.
The laity (mostly women) arrive bearing wicker trays on which are vessels containing rice and delicacies.
c.1300, "container," from Old French vessel (French vaisseau) from Latin vascellum "small vase or urn," also "a ship," diminutive of vasculum, itself a diminutive of vas "vessel." Sense of "ship, boat" is found in English c.1300. "The association between hollow utensils and boats appears in all languages" [Weekley]. Meaning "canal or duct of the body" (especially for carrying blood) is attested from late 14c.
vessel ves·sel (věs'əl)
A duct, canal, or other tube that contains or conveys a body fluid such as blood or lymph.