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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR U BOAT

Or we could tie up to the buoy and plug any U boat that came up to the surface.

He returned to the bridge and saw that the huge whale-like form of the U boat was still alongside.

"I see; if any U boat happened to have damaged a gun or run short of ammunition, you can supply the goods," said Chard.

Here, indeed, was a chance of recovering his reputation, for there could be no doubt that the submarine was a U boat.

Then a man on the submarine gave the rope a jerk, it slipped off the buoy, and the U boat stole away in the darkness.

We had guns, but when a U boat showed herself, it would be almost too late to fire with effect.

Therefore, we think that it can be claimed that our navy had already mastered the U boat menace when the war ended.

Who doubts that every town visited by a Zeppelin is fortified, that every ship sunk by a U boat carries troops or guns?

"It's a U boat sure enough," said Lawless, handing the binoculars to Trent.

WORD ORIGIN

1916 (said to have been in use from 1913), partial translation of German U-Boot, short for Unterseeboot, literally "undersea boat."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.