In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The felling of strakes used in its clinker-built hull has been dated by dendrochronology to the 880s.
- The roof here is constructed almost like a clinker-built boat, again reflecting Barry's other great love, sailing.
- These were clinker-built - that is, with timbers overlapping and not laid flush - with flat bottom, straight stem and stern posts, a stern rudder and a single sail.
- Nowadays, these wooden clinker-built dinghies are equipped with reliable outboard motors which means you no longer need forearms like Popeye to go afloat on Leven.
- The clinker-built whaler lay trapped between the twin worlds of darkling sea and shadow-limned night.
- Perhaps the most interesting of these were the clench-nails, as these were used to fasten the overlapping long planks of a clinker-built vessel together.
- The clinker-built construction of overlapping planks secured by clench nails conferred great strength with flexibility.
- It's a 14 ft, wooden, clinker-built boat, upside down and in need of some varnish.
- Well preserved remains of Viking ships show they were clinker-built of overlapping planks and measured between about 17.5m and 36m in length.
- But not everyone who visits this exclusive little port considers it prudent to spend the equivalent of the cost of a clinker-built dinghy on a single night's accommodation.
- The most popular was the clinker-built dinghy.
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