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maiden voyage

Fig. the first voyage of a ship or boat. The liner sank on its maiden voyage. Jim is taking his yacht on its maiden voyage.
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maiden voyage

The first experience, as in This tennis tournament is my maiden voyage in statewide competition. This term, originally meaning the first voyage of a ship, was first recorded in 1901, but the use of maiden to signify "the first time" dates from the mid-1500s.
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Even before visiting the Marquesas, I had heard from men who had touched at the group on former voyages some revolting stories in connection with these savages; and fresh in my remembrance was the adventure of the master of the Katherine, who only a few months previous, imprudently venturing into this bay in an armed boat for the purpose of barter, was seized by the natives, carried back a little distance into their valley, and was only saved from a cruel death by the intervention of a young girl, who facilitated his escape by night along the beach to Nukuheva.
Ainsworth, who has in preparation, and will shortly give the public a more minute, and no doubt, a thrillingly interesting account of the voyage.
We have an abundance of gas to take us across this small pond, even should the voyage last three weeks.
The inhabitants of the island, and of the fort, thronged out, of course, to see the balloon ; but it was with the greatest difficulty that any one could be made to credit the actual voyage - the crossing of the Atlantic.
When I say all the French went on shore, I should remember that the young priest I spoke of, hearing we were bound to the East Indies, desired to go the voyage with us, and to be set on shore on the coast of Coromandel; which I readily agreed to, for I wonderfully liked the man, and had very good reason, as will appear afterwards; also four of the seamen entered themselves on our ship, and proved very useful fellows.
The voyage of Wyeth shows the regular and unobstructed flow of the rivers, on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, in contrast to those of the western side; where rocks and rapids continually menace and obstruct the voyager.
I was now set up for a Guinea trader; and my friend, to my great misfortune, dying soon after his arrival, I resolved to go the same voyage again, and I embarked in the same vessel with one who was his mate in the former voyage, and had now got the command of the ship.
As I had been one voyage to this coast before, I knew very well that the islands of the Canaries, and the Cape de Verde Islands also, lay not far off from the coast.
Securities and Exchange Commission, affirmed Voyage Bidco Limited's (Voyage) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B-' with Stable Outlook.
One, in November 2018, is a 17-day voyage beginning in Venice, calling at Piraeus and Heraklion, in Greece, passing through the Suez Canal to visit Aqaba in Jordan, and then calling at Muscat and Khasab before arriving at Dubai.
Fath Al Khair 3 voyage has reached safely its second stop on Thursday at the Port of Khasab in Oman.
Travelling from Western Australia to Tasmania via the Great Australian Bight, the inaugural voyage in the program gave 20 postgraduate students two weeks of at-sea training on Board Australias advanced marine research vessel Investigator.
Abdellatif Hammam, Secretaire d'Etat au Commerce, un nouveau produit d'assistance en voyage destine aux Tunisiens partant en voyage a l'etranger a titre individuel ou en groupes.
That turns users into historians, allowing them to contextualize a single slave voyage or analyze local, national and Atlantic-wide patterns.
Mais la demande cette annee est quasiment inexistante, alors que l'offre est importante [beaucoup plus grand que], indique la gerante de l'agence de voyages [beaucoup moins que] Voyage du cœur [beaucoup plus grand que], Nacera Moumen.