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ship

slang To support and/or hope for a romantic pairing of two people, typically fictional characters from a TV show or movie. It is a shortened form of the word "relationship." Be honest—who do you ship on Game of Thrones?

shipping

slang The act of supporting and/or hoping for the romantic pairing of two people, typically fictional characters from TV shows or movies. It is derived from the word "relationship." A lot of people got into that show for the shipping. Are you Team Jess or Team Logan?
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At last the ship, with its strange crew, arrived at the King's Court.
But while the King was still instructing the courtier exactly what he was to say, the first man of the ship's company, the one with the miraculous power of hearing, had overheard the King's words, and hastily reported them to the poor Simpleton.
In the meantime all the ship's crew were anxiously awaiting him; the King's dinner would soon be finished, and their comrade had not yet returned.
And a moment later the swift runner reappeared, and, stepping on board the ship, handed the healing water to the Simpleton.
Then twelve roasted oxen and twelve tons of bread were brought alongside of the ship, and at one sitting the glutton had devoured it all.
He pictured to himself the anxious projector of the enterprise, who had disbursed so munificently in its outfit, calculating on the zeal, fidelity, and singleness of purpose of his associates and agents; while they, on the other hand, having a good ship at their disposal and a deep pocket at home to bear them out, seemed ready to loiter on every coast, and amuse themselves in every port.
M'Kay took this occasion to go on shore, but with a request from the captain that they would not detain the ship. Once on shore, however, they were in no haste to obey his orders, but rambled about in search of curiosities.
When those on shore saw the ship actually under way, they embarked with all speed, but had a hard pull of eight miles before they got on board, and then experienced but a grim reception, notwithstanding that they came well laden with the spoils of the chase.
In the meantime the captain addressed himself steadily to the business of his ship, scorning the holiday spirit and useless pursuits of his emancipated messmates, and warning them, from time to time, not to wander away nor be out of hail.
On the morning of the 11th, the repairs being all finished, and the water casks replenished, the signal was given to embark, and the ship began to weigh anchor.
"This is a poor ship the Prince gave us," said Gub-Gub, the pig--"the slowest he could find, I should think.
Even his foes were forced to admire Sir Richard's dauntless courage, for when he was carried aboard Don Alfonso's ship "the captain and gentlemen went to visit him, and to comfort him in his hard fortune, wondering at his courageous stout heart for that he showed not any sign of faintness nor changing of colour.
So neither the gallant captain nor his little ship were led home to the triumph of Spain.
This time it was to the land south of Newfoundland that the ships took their way.
Although with the destruction of the Invincible Armada the sea power of Spain had been crippled, it had not been utterly broken, and still whenever Spanish and English ships met on the seas, there was sure to be battle.
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