tramp steamer

  1. a commercial steamer for hire; one having no regular schedule
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How To Use tramp steamer In A Sentence

  • Appropriately, he spends most of his days on tramp steamers, skiffs and barges.
  • These cargo planes are the modern equivalents of the tramp steamer.
  • A good question, and in reply we ask you to imagine a tramp steamer packed to the gunwales with volumes one, three and five as we speak chugging its way across the Atlantic.
  • Mysteriously, after the first year, the girl disappeared - some said to work on a tramp steamer in the North Atlantic - and we often wondered whatever happened to her.
  • Having transferred to an old Lebanese tramp steamer, he became the ship's doctor, treating women who fainted in the heat.
  • Nylon panels on the sides of the Geckos eject water like scuppers on a tramp steamer - hop out of the river, take five steps, and the bilges are dry.
  • When I left school in 1959 and joined the Merchant Navy, the cabin on a tramp steamer seemed like my first real home.
  • Poorer and sadder, the couple reunite and have to make their way home on a tramp steamer.
  • I then buncoed the engineer of an English tramp steamer into selling me a 25-pound chunk of imported metal made by Mr. Babbitt himself and stamped with his name and coat of arms - but that lot didn't last long and I couldn't get any more of it.
  • Uncle Julian hit the road before he got out of his teens, right in the middle of the Depression, and worked his way across the Atlantic as an oiler's pimp on a tramp steamer.
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