The Phoenicians were essentially a seafaring nation.
It is estimated that the total seafaring population of Germany amounts to 8o,ooo.
Their occupations are fishing, oyster-dredging, seafaring and wild-duck catching.
The inhabitants of these islands support themselves by seafaring, pilotage, grazing of cattle and sheep, fishing and a little agriculture, chiefly potato-growing.
After an apprenticeship in a counting-house, he led a seafaring life for several years, and became a shipowner and merchant.
A book of stories of adventure on the sea, which he read over and over again when a boy, had filled him with a longing for a seafaring life.
Settled in Gaul, the Scandinavian from a seafaring man became a landsman.
In Oman the Arabs, who were chiefly engaged in fishing and seafaring, were Azdites mixed with Persians.
The attractions of the Spanish Main converted the seafaring folk of south-west England into hardy Protestants, who could on conscientious as well as other grounds contest a papal allocation the of new worlds to Spain and Portugal.
Industrial relations with Egypt are also marked by the occurrence of a series of finds of pottery and other objects of Minoan fabric among the remains of the XVIIIth, XIIth and even earlier dynasties, while the same seafaring enterprise brought Egyptian fabrics to Crete from the times of the first Pharaohs.
The Dutch were chiefly a commercial and seafaring people, with interests in distant lands and colonial possessions; the Belgians were agriculturists, except where their abundance of minerals made them manufacturers.
long, and would be of considerable value as a harbour if the bar at the mouth of the Rio Dulce did not prevent the upward passage of seafaring vessels.
Even when cut off from its possessions on the mainland the city itself was not captured; its seafaring trade went on; and though by degrees the colonies were lost, yet the ties of race and sentiment remained strong enough to bind the Phoenicians of the mother-country to their kindred beyond the seas.
It was subdued by Caesar, who entirely destroyed the seafaring tribe of its south coast, the Veneti.
Ritzebuttel with Cuxhaven, also a wateringplace, have mostly a seafaring population.
The art of sailing seems to have been unknown, and it is probable that down to the 3rd century the only peoples which could truly be described as seafaring were those of the Baltic and the Cattegat.
Every occupation connected with the sea was under his protection, and seafaring people, especially the Ionians, regarded themselves as his descendants.
Though their ancestors had been pirates as fierce as the vikings of the 9th century, and though some of their later kings had led naval armamentsEdwin had annexed for a moment Man and Anglesea, and Ecgfrith had cruelly ravaged part of Irelandyet by the year 800 they appear to have ceased to be a seafaring race.
With the fall of Antwerp, for Malines and Brussels were already in the hands of Farnese, the whole of the southern Netherlands was brought once more to recognize the authority of Philip. But Holland and Zeeland, whose geographical position made them unassailable except by water, were by the courage and skill of their hardy seafaring population, with the help of English auxiliaries sent by Queen Elizabeth, able to defy his further advance.
The Ebro and its tributaries have been utilized for irrigation since the Moorish conquest; the main stream becomes navigable by small boats about Tudela; but its value as a means of communication is almost neutralized by the obstacles in its channel, and seafaring vessels cannot proceed farther up than Tortosa.
The accordance of wind and currents is so obvious that it was fully recognized by seafaring men in the time of the first circumnavigators.
But the tendency was towards "Independency," and the New Englanders were farmers tilling their own land, traders and seafaring men.
So far as memory ran, ll~fl7jlce the peoples beyond the North Sea had been seafaring sea-~power.
Farther east, Nantucket, a smaller island of triangular shape, is likewise the home of a seafaring folk who still retain in some degree primitive habits, though summer visitors are more and more affecting its life.
It would seem from this distribution that the Malays are not continental, but a seafaring race with exceptional powers of dispersal, who have spread over the ocean from some island centre - perhaps Java.
But the two peculiar races of the south are the Moplahs and the Labbays, both of which are seated along the coast and follow a seafaring life.
His ancestry was mingled English and Holland Dutch, and had flourished upon Long Island more than 150 years - long enough to have taken deep root in the soil and to have developed, in its farmers and seafaring men, many strong family traits.
In Messenia they were reputed immigrant founders of Pylos, and were connected with the seafaring Taphians and Teleboans of Homer, and distinguished from the Pelasgians; in Lacedaemon and in Leucas they were believed to be aboriginal.
72) had to contend with some who, while approving of fastings undertaken " of men's own free and voluntary accord as their particular devotion doth move them thereunto," yet "yearly or weekly fasts such as ours in the Church of England they allow no further than as the temporal state of the land doth require the same for the maintenance of seafaring men and preservation of cattle; because the decay of the one and the waste of the other could not well be prevented but by a politic order appointing some, such usual change of diet as ours is."
But before old age came on him, Boudin's father abandoned seafaring, and the son gave it up too, having of course no real vocation for it, though he preserved to his last days much of a sailor's character, - frankness, accessibility, open-heartedness.
The next year forty-five of the inhabitants removed to Cape Colony; whither the younger or more restless members of the community have since gone - or else taken to a seafaring life.
of the Black Sea; Javan is the Ionians, used loosely for the seafaring peoples of the West, including Tarshish (Tartessus in Spain), Kittim (Cyprus), Rodanim 5 (Rhodes).
The fisheries for which Saltash was famous have suffered from the chemicals brought down by the Tamar; but there is a considerable seafaring population, and the town is a recruiting ground for the Royal Navy.
Civilized Europe had been caught at a moment when it was completely destitute of a war-navy; the Franks had never been maritime in their tastes, the English seemed to have forgotten their ancient seafaring habits.
seafaring heritage is one of its most striking features.
They were a seafaring people and engaged largely in trade, especially perhaps the slave trade, their chief emporium being Wyk to Duurstede.
They use the Macassar language, are for the most part nominally Mahommedans (though many heathen customs survive), and support themselves by agriculture, fishing, seafaring, trade, the preparation of salt (on the south coast) and weaving.
seafaring traditions in which all sons of Oman take pride.
seafaring vessels has changed through the ages.
How do I trace my relative 's seafaring career?
The Sirens were creatures in Greek Mythology who lured seafaring men to their deaths with their songs (and their sexiness).
Since 1927 Stowa has been creating seafaring, deep sea and military watches.
She delivered oracles in dreams to those who consulted her about fishery and seafaring.
clad in seafaring garb, with an old pea-jacket buttoned up to his throat.
The coin of Menander could have been a lucky charm, and given the perils of ancient seafaring he needed one.
seafaring nation perched on the bow of Europe helped to discover much of the New World.
seafaring men had gone by along the road.
HISTORICAL Early inhabitants of the village were mostly seafaring people with most of the trade being local.
The vessel took up what was considered by the seafaring class a very dangerous position, the sea being very tempestuous.
The parish of Rotherhithe or Redriff has long been associated with a seafaring population.
To this day there are many Arabic words in the vocabulary of the languages of western Europe which are a standing witness of the Crusades - words relating to trade and seafaring, like tariff and corvette, or words for musical instruments, like lute or the Elizabethan word "naker."
broad, and supports a seafaring and fishing population.
The Greeks of the islands had been accustomed from time immemorial to seafaring; their ships - some as large as frigates - were well armed, to guard against the Barbary pirates and rovers of their own kin; lastly, they had furnished the bulk of the sailors to the Ottoman navy which, now that this recruiting ground was closed, had to be manned hastily with impressed crews of dock-labourers and peasants, many of whom had never seen the sea.
Among the seafaring population of Britain the name "dolphin" is most usually given to the beautifully coloured fish Coryphaena hip pun s - the dorado of the Portuguese, and it is to the latter the poet is alluding when he speaks of "the dying dolphin's changing hues."
Though the Hova belong to a race naturally addicted to seafaring, the contrary is the case respecting the Negroid population, and the presence of the latter in the island has been explained by the supposition that they were imported by the Hova.
The island 's enduring seafaring heritage is one of its most striking features.
A city renowned for its glorious seafaring traditions in which all sons of Oman take pride.
From just one aspect of crew life we can get an idea of how the functionality of seafaring vessels has changed through the ages.
This seafaring nation perched on the bow of Europe helped to discover much of the New World.
Every day when he came back from his stroll he would ask if any seafaring men had gone by along the road.
With a bit of knowledge on your side and some common sense, you will have all the equipment you need for your next seafaring adventure.
Their use in recorded seafaring history goes back a very long way even in places such as Europe, Russia and Japan !
These shell horns are very much part of the soul of the islands and seafaring history.
Décor varies among Norwegian's ships and includes both traditional seafaring elements (cherry-wood trim and brass and chrome fittings) as well as modern glitz (vibrant, tropical-colored carpeting and art deco touches).
With more than 125 years of seafaring tradition, Holland America Cruise Line is a mainstream cruise line with an old world, elegant flair.
Throughout the fleet, seafaring memorabilia - including exquisite paintings of former Holland America ships - adds nautical touches and pays homage to the line's lengthy cruising history.
Once on board, each cruise line varies in terms of what additional charges may apply during the vacation, but guests still typically pay for some of the more luxurious amenities and shore excursions during their seafaring getaway.
If you have a mechanical background, or if you are willing to learn more about the operations of some of the largest seafaring vessels in the world, you may be interested in a position as a deck or engine officer.
Metal Frames: With their seafaring quality and simple design, metal frames tend to be subtle, but no less captivating.
Each ship visits Disney's private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay, regularly, and two new, larger ships are scheduled to debut in 2011 and 2012 to offer even more options for seafaring Disney fans.
Essentially, you go around from port to port, talking to the different seafaring residents, gaining a bit of knowledge, taking in a drink or two at the local pub, and earning plenty of coin as you buy low and sell high.
The Dread Pirate game capitalizes on the long-standing appeal of seafaring pirates to bring a fun and unique experience to players of all ages.
For preschoolers and young children, pirates represent a funloving, seafaring character.
Throughout the history of nautical star tattoos, the seafaring theme has emerged stronger than any other.
The timepiece was attractive and inexpensive, offering the average water sport fan or seafaring sailor high quality performance.
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