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Bilander: A Bilander, also spelled billander or be'landre, was a small European merchant ship with two masts, used in the Netherlands for coast and canal traffic and occasionally seen in the North Sea but more frequently to be seen in the Mediterranean Sea. The mainmast was lateen-rigged with a trapezoidal mainsail, but the foremast carried the conventional square course and square topsail. Displacement was typically under 100 tons. The bilander was short-lived, being replaced by more efficient designs, and few examples exist today. The word bilander comes from the Dutch and literally means "by-lander" because it was used on canals.
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The Bilander is a small merchant vessel with two masts. It is particularly distinguished from other vessels of two masts by the form of the mainsail, which is bent to the whole of a yard hanging fore and aft, inclined to the horizon at an angle of ...
by G. FRANCIS, F.L.S.
The Bilander is a small merchant vessel with two masts. It is particularly distinguished from other vessels of two masts hy the form of the mainsail, which is hent to ...
At the Far Reaches of Empire (2009)
The Life of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra by Freeman M. Tovell
A bilander is a small, two- masted ...
A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie
The bilander is a kind of hoy, manageable by four or five men, and used chiefly in the canals of the Low Countries. Why choose we, then, like hilanders to creep Along the coast, and land in view to ...
Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the First Edition in Two Volumes Quarto, the Entire Corrections and Improvements of the Second Edition in Two Volumes Royal Octavo, to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connexion, of the Languages of Western Asia and Europe, with an Explanation of the Principles on which Languages are Formed by Noah Webster, Chauncey Allen Goodrich, Noah Porter (Jr.)
The bilander is a kind of hoy, manageable by four or five men, and used chiefly in the canals of the Low Countries; so called because moving close by the land. Johnson. BI-LATER-AL, a. [L. bis and latus, side.] Having two sides. Dirt.
by Graham Blackburn
see NAVICELLO 40 BILANOER BILANDER orBILLANDER The Bilander was a small European.
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)
|| Bilander. Bilander are now rigged in the manner of bilanders; the. to the dauphin, who was afterwards Louis XIII. if any person being married, do afterwards marry again, the former husband or wife being alive, it is felony; but within ...
by Samuel Orchart Beeton
Bilander. that of the sardtns, tunny, and anchovy is to Europe. _ It is usually caught by hand, for it has but little power of locomotion but in deep water. It is sometimes two feet long, but its common length is from four to ten inches, and its ...
A New and Original Work of Refrence to the Words in the English Language
bilander. оЗЗ •bïg-*t'-ick,a [Eng. bigot ; -idt.] Bigoted. **. . . ubigotíek poJythaUt, . . . "—Cudwarth: Intet Oig'-o try, □ bïg-*t-tr& í. [In Sw. & Ger. biçotterie; Fr. bij/oterw.] 1. Unreasonable, blind, and obstinat« adherence to one's own religious or other ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)
bilander E. by1, + land = E. land.] A small merchant vessel with two masts, and the mainsail bent to the whole length of a yard, hanging fore and aft, and inclined to the horizon at an angle of about 45 degrees, the foremost lower corner, called ...
by Ronald M. SMITH
Bilander that of the sardine, tunny, and anchovy is to Europe. It is usually caught by hand, for it has but little power of locomotion but in deep water. It is sometimes two feet long, but its common length is from four to ten inches, and its diameter ...
a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge, with a new atlas of the world ... by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
bilander E. by1, + land = E. Sand.] A small merchant vessel with two masts, and the mainsail bent to the whole length of a yard, hanging fore and aft, and inclined to the horizon at an angle of about 45 degrees, the foremost lower corner, called ...
[Z bi-2 + bilander An object of beauty of small size; something delicately pretty; any relatively small charming object. bijouterie (bé-zhö'tré), n. [F., ( bijou.] Jewelry ; small ornaments for personal decoration; specifically, jewelry of gold richly ...
by John Ogilvie
bilander, biolan-dér, n. [D. bijlanderbij, by, near, and land, land.] A small Bilander. merchant vessel with two masts, used chiefly in the Dutch coasting trade and canals; a kind of hoy. bilateral, bi-lat'ér-al, a [L.
The Imperial Dictionary (1863)
English, Technological, and Scientific by John Ogilvie
BIGOT BILANDER BIGAROON', n. The large white heart cherry. BIG'BELLIED, a. Having a great belly; advanced in pregnancy. BIGBONED, a. Having large bones . PIG'CORNED, a. Having large grains. BIGEM'INATE, a. [L. bis, twice, and ...
by John Ogilvie
BIGOT BILANDER BILESTONE BIGAROON'.n. The large white heart cherry. BlU' BELLIED, a. Having a great belly; advanced in pregnancy. BIGBGNED, a. Having large bones. BIG'€ORNED, a. Having large grains. Bl6EM'INATE, a. [L. bis ...
by Thomas Sheridan
BILANDER, bil-ān-dûr. s. A small vessel used for the carriage of oods.
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
BILANDER. n.f. [belandre, Pr.] A small vessel of about eighty tons burden, used for tat carriage of goods. It is a kind of hoy, manatT> able by four or five men, and has masts and siSi after the manner of a hoy. They are used chkfjy in Holland, ...
A New English Dictionary: Or, a Compleat Collection of the Most Proper and Significant Words, and Terms of Art, Commonly Used in the Language ... (1739)
With a Continued Short and Clear Exposition ... As Also Three Useful Tables, Viz. I. Of Proper Names of Men ... II. Of Proper Names of Women ... III. Of Nick-names ... by John Kersey
A Bilander or Bylander, a small Sea-Wessel. Bilberries, the Fruit of a *:: creeping Bush. Bilboes, a kind of Stocks to punish Offenders at Sea. The Bilge o Biage, the Bottom of a Ship's Floor. Bilged or Bulged, is when a Ship has struck off some ...
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