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SHIPWRECK. The loss of a vessel at sea, either. by being swallowed up by the waves, by running against another vessel or thing at sea, or on the coast. Vide Naufrage; Wreck.

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But the temptation was too great - and I addressed him impulsively on the subject of that shipwreck.
On the matter of the shipwreck he did not say much.
Of course I don't shout that fact on the housetops," the Captain addressed me pointedly, "any more than our friend his shipwreck adventure.
And across the table with his air of watchful, unmoved benevolence, enough in itself to arouse one's interest, there was the man with the story of a shipwreck that mustn't be shouted on housetops.
My poor little visitor made me a present of the account, and when as the evening began to close in she rose to take her leave, lest she should miss the coach by which she was to return, she was still full of the shipwreck, which I had not yet sufflciently composed myself to understand in all its details.
I did so, sir, for my sins," said I; "for it was by his means and the procurement of my uncle, that I was kidnapped within sight of this town, carried to sea, suffered shipwreck and a hundred other hardships, and stand before you to-day in this poor accoutrement.
Even just the same common sort of joy which seamen generally have, after they are got safe ashore from a shipwreck, which they drown all in the next bowl of punch, and forget almost as soon as it is over; and all the rest of my life was like it.
Examining Shipwrecks, from Examining Disaster Series
About Odyssey Odyssey Marine Exploration is engaged in deep-ocean exploration using innovative methods and state-of-the-art technology for historic shipwreck projects, modern commodity shipwrecks and mineral exploration.
The three Bard plays are crosscast within one acting company and create a world of shipwrecks, grief, laughter, love and reunion.
The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and the Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace in La Romana near Bayahibe, offer all-inclusive rates to dive enthusiasts and those fascinated by shipwrecks and the history of the sea.
Oceans' odyssey; deep-sea shipwrecks in the English Channel, Straits of Gibraltar and Atlantic Ocean.