an operation in which large numbers of people or vast quantities of supplies are transported by ships or boats in an emergency.
Moses-in-the-cradle. a plant, Rhoeo spathacea, native to the West Indies and Central America, having leaves with purple undersides and white flowers enclosed in a boat-shaped envelope formed by two bracts.
the cargo that a vessel carries or is capable of carrying. Contemporary Examples Venice Biennale Sails into the Sunset Blake Gopnik November 20, 2013 The Royal Baby Is Already Making Britain Better Daniel Gross July 21, 2013 Fugitives Who Love Facebook: The Next Big Crime Wave Winston Ross April 14, 2012 Horoscopes for June 12-18, […]
a person skilled in the use of small craft. a person who sells, rents, or works on boats. Historical Examples The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865 Various Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic Gwen Wynn Mayne Reid The Choice Edith Wharton The Nibelungenlied Unknown The Bradys Beyond Their Depth Anonymous Tales of Fishes […]
a nail with a convex head and a chisel point.