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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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Paint us an angel, if you can, with a floating violet robe, and a face paled by the celestial light; paint us yet oftener a Madonna, turning her mild face upward and opening her arms to welcome the divine glory; but do not impose on us any aesthetic rules which shall banish from the region of Art those old women scraping carrots with their work-worn hands, those heavy clowns taking holiday in a dingy pot-house, those rounded backs and stupid weather-beaten faces that have bent over the spade and done the rough work of the world--those homes with their tin pans, their brown pitchers, their rough curs, and their clusters of onions.
These are dingy, screeching elves, their tiny faces seared and withered, their baby laughter cracked and hoarse.
They are new and snowy; every outline is perfect, every feature guiltless of mutilation, flaw, or blemish; and therefore, to us these far-reaching ranks of bewitching forms are a hundred fold more lovely than the damaged and dingy statuary they have saved from the wreck of ancient art and set up in the galleries of Paris for the worship of the world.
He was under a pressing and continual necessity of looking at that gentleman, which occasioned his eye-glass to get into his soup, into his wine-glass, into Mrs Meagles's plate, to hang down his back like a bell-rope, and be several times disgracefully restored to his bosom by one of the dingy men.
A spokesperson for the Butterfly Conservation welcomed the move and said: "The Dingy Skipper is one of our rarest and most threatened species, and is a priority for conservation.
Martin Hannigan is staging his protest in Cootehill, Co Cavan, after claiming his daughter Belinda is being forced to live in a damp and dingy bungalow with her sevenyear-old son Calvin.
They family launched a dingy and were towed to safety to Foynes Port where all were said to be safe and well last night.
Ten lawyers and support staff from Bevan Brittan LLP spent a day renovating a dingy classroom at St Anne's Primary School in Ladywood.
The existing dark and dingy main waiting area has been transformed into an airy space with clerestory windows on all sides to let in natural light and a forty-foot high glass wall along the waterside to provide a spectacular view of New York Harbor.
AT LEAST five people drowned when a dingy sank off an eastern Aegean island with 20 illegal immigrants on board, the Greek coast guard said.
The Dingy Skipper butterflies were discovered on the trackbed of the 1870s Newburn-Wylam railway line alongside Scotswood Road in Newcastle.
The single-channel videos and Super-8 and 16 mm films appeared dingy and grainy when transferred to DVD, and both they and the sound elements had been awkwardly installed so that their strategically attenuated pacing felt more grueling than seductive.