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MAIDEN. The name of an instrument formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.

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To create interest in the ship, some maiden voyages offer rates on an itinerary that will be priced significantly higher in the future.
The stories woven through Maiden Voyage embrace the forming of Australia as an island continent, convicts and prostitutes, free settlers, currency born, the fight for female suffrage, English migration between the two world wars, survival in the outback, the cultural drain, the Vietnam war, GDP and what is valued.
The gigantic Hoegh Target enters the Tyne during her maiden voyage
In order to generate interest in the ship, some maiden voyages offer "introductory pricing," which can be significantly lower than future sailings.
Waverley Development Board chairman Charlie Gordon said: "What a great honour to have been involved in her maiden voyage.
The sinking of the unsinkable ship on its maiden voyage, the tragic loss of more than 1,500 lives, the movies and the myths have had a deep impact on our psyche.
Names to chose from include Maiden Voyage, All Aboard, Full Steam Ahead, Iceberg and Nine Tenths Below.
Yesterday, businesswomen from the Women's Organisation climbed aboard for the maiden voyage - a three-hour journey from Mann Island Basin through the Liverpool Canal Link, taking in historic sites.
Brunel's Last Launch: A Time Team Special (Channel 4, Thursday, 9pm) In 1858, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's iron-hulled sailing steam ship the SS Great Eastern made her maiden voyage.
A LUXURY British cruise ship sold every place on its maiden voyage within half an hour of going on sale - despite charging up to pounds 15,799 per person.
The ocean liner Queen Mary 2 made a one-day call Friday at Yokohama port during a world cruise, its first port call in Japan since its maiden voyage in 2004.