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dinghy

any small boat, powered by sail, oars, or outboard motor

dinghy

[′diŋ·ē]
(naval architecture)
A boat, less than 20 feet (6 meters) long, propelled by oars or sails, that may be used as a tender to a ship or yacht.

dinghy

An inflatable rubber boat carried in aircraft for use when an aircraft must be ditched. Small dinghies are packed in the form of a cushion on a seat-pack parachute, and large dinghies are stowed in the aircraft, usually near escape hatches.
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Hardy was interested in recording the modest lives of the villagers and their cottage interiors - sometimes with frustrating results, as in the comic The Dismayed Artists (also in Wolverhampton) in which the artists are horrified to arrive at a dingey cottage they have started painting to discover that the lady of the house is whitewashing it.
The band's first tour was hardly glamorous - they all recall having objects thrown at them in dingey venues.
His story retells some 30 hours of exposure, rowing, and suffering before the small dingey capsized on the breakers, forcing the four to swim a half mile to shore at Daytona Beach.