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maritime law
  relating to ships, shipping, seamen, or the sea
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  • As they sped past condominiums and houses hidden amid the Maritime Forest, she could feel the heat of the sun beginning to soak through her clothing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • A lovely phosphorescence enveloped her face as the train plunged toward sunlight, out of the claustrophobic tunnel and into the marshy maritime reaches of south Brooklyn.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The dirty canal-side bar, or cafe, or whatever it was, had dark wood and a maritime theme, oars and life preservers, red candles burning low even in the daytime and a desolate foggy feel.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The maritime tribunal condemned him, for this crime, to a prolongation of his term for three years, which made eight years.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He was alone then with the fog of his breath in the lantern light and the crates of maritime records.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • And as the sea surpasses the land in this matter, so the whale fishery surpasses every other sort of maritime life, in the wonderfulness and fearfulness of the rumors which sometimes circulate there.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • Already Dantes had visited this maritime Bourse two or three times, and seeing all these hardy free-traders, who supplied the whole coast for nearly two hundred leagues in extent, he had asked himself what power might not that man attain who should give the impulse of his will to all these contrary and diverging minds.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Indeed, from this moment on, any maritime casualty without an established cause was charged to the monster’s account.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • —some maritime event is about to take place.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • He saw it like a featureless moor or bogland, which had become maritime by accident—its heather, still looking like heather, having mated with the seaweed until it was a silt wet heather, with slippery fronds.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Of this maritime Chief of Police the ship’s-corporals, so called, were the immediate subordinates, and compliant ones; and this, as is to be noted in some business departments ashore, almost to a degree inconsistent with entire moral volition.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • ’It is not for one, situated, through his original errors and a fortuitous combination of unpropitious events, as is the foundered Bark (if he may be allowed to assume so maritime a denomination), who now takes up the pen to address you — it is not, I repeat, for one so circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Their army and air force—except for maritime surveillance aircraft—and their Pacific Fleet are engaged in routine training operations.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • With saw grass speckling the rolling dunes and maritime oaks bent sideways with the never-ending sea breeze, it was a place like no other.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • …in each empire, to send their young nobility and richer gentry to the other, in order to polish themselves by seeing the world, and understanding men and manners; there are few persons of distinction, or merchants, or seamen, who dwell in the maritime parts, but what can hold conversation in both tongues; as I found some weeks after, when I went to pay my respects to the emperor of Blefuscu, which, in the midst of great misfortunes, through the malice of my enemies, proved a very happy…
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • The Philippines, with over seven thousand islands but only five hundred lighthouses, was known for its frequency of maritime accidents.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • After graduating, I worked for the Duke Maritime Institute as a dive specialist, but there wasn’t much money in that.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Mr Crummles lived in St Thomas’s Street, at the house of one Bulph, a pilot, who sported a boat-green door, with window-frames of the same colour, and had the little finger of a drowned man on his parlour mantelshelf, with other maritime and natural curiosities.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Caesar, I bring thee word Menecrates and Menas, famous pirates, Make the sea serve them, which they ear and wound With keels of every kind: many hot inroads They make in Italy; the borders maritime Lack blood to think on’t, and flush youth revolt: No vessel can peep forth but ’tis as soon Taken as seen; for Pompey’s name strikes more Than could his war resisted.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • An epoch-making development for our maritime commerce—simply not to be overestimated.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Naval protection of our commerce is important; maritime commerce will help our navy.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Like myself, he’s an attorney, specializes in maritime law.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And by another treaty, if you’re not in any country’s territory, maritime law applies.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Thus all the questions which concern maritime commerce evidently fall under the cognizance of the Federal tribunals.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • On the contrary, at eighteen Rosa was still slender and remained unblemished; her maritime grace had, if anything, increased.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • THE DATE WAS APRIL 14, 1912, a sinister day in maritime history, but of course the man in suite 63-65, shelter deck C, did not yet know it.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • America has already formed treaties with no less than six foreign nations, and all of them, except Prussia, are maritime, and therefore able to annoy and injure us.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • However, the Anglo-French agreement would permit mutual search rights and Van Buren did not want to cede any maritime rights of sovereignty onboard American-flagged ships.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Wherefore, we never can be more capable to begin on maritime matters than now, while our timber is standing, our fisheries blocked up, and our sailors and shipwrights out of employ.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • In the arts and letters, it was the age of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals, and van Ruysdael; of the poet Joost van den Vondel, of Grotius in theology and maritime law, Spinoza in philosophy.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The water was so transparent that there was no occasion for the lead, and being of very equal depth, little risk was actually run, though Cap, with his maritime habits, was in a constant fever lest they should strike.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • The North, in an unrestrained intercourse with the South, protected by the equal laws of a common government, finds in the productions of the latter great additional resources of maritime and commercial enterprise and precious materials of manufacturing industry.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • I myself remember that a Norwegian barque bound out with a cargo of pitch-pine had been given up as missing about that time, and it was just the sort of craft that would capsize in a squall and float bottom up for months—a kind of maritime ghoul on the prowl to kill ships in the dark.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The cell’s other occupant, permanently chilled by the maritime winds that whistled through the damp prison block, was wrapped in two blankets, like an Indian.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Maritime warfare only requires one species of effort.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • He obstinately refused the nutritious food of the whole ox family, and even to the present hour, now that he is established in all the scientific dignity and security of a savant in one of the maritime towns, he turns his back with a shudder on those delicious and unrivalled viands, that are so often seen at the suppers of the craft, and which are unequalled by any thing, that is served under the same name, at the boasted chop-houses of London, or at the most renowned of the Parisian…
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • …and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;—to Controversies between two or more States;— between a State and Citizens of another State,—between Citizens of different States,—between Citizens of the same…
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • I am from the Maritime Department in the Japanese Ministry of Transport.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Nowadays the place has some of the most expensive beachfront property in the entire state, but back then it was mainly sand dunes nestled against the Maritime National Forest.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • A wealthy manufacturer of New Brunswick had died and left part of his fortune to endow a large number of scholarships to be distributed among the various high schools and academies of the Maritime Provinces, according to their respective standings.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • If you don’t turn that boat around and return to this island immediately, you will be found in violation of Section 509 of the Uniform Maritime Act, you will he subject to revocation of license, penalties in excess of fifty thousand dollars, and five years in jail.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • The announcer continued: "China, where ’Save Asia First’ sentiment is strong, urged that first priority for vaccine aerial shipments go to the Soviet Union’s maritime provinces, where typhus is reported.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Some wanted diagnosis, as if I were a professional head-feeler and not the humble understudy’s understudy of the cult of Asclepius the Maritime Commission had made me.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Those political forces that are still faithful to the Provisional Government and the disbanded Constituent Assembly are concentrating in the Maritime Province on the Pacific coast.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • When Monfort took control of the slaughterhouse a few weeks later, he signed a sweetheart deal with the National Maritime Union — a group that had never before represented meatpacking workers and that quickly agreed to a large pay cut.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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