Sentence Examples with the word capacious

The harbour is capacious and secure, with a sufficient depth of water for the largest vessels.

They have very capacious lungs, extending backwards to the anus; by retaining air in these extensive lungs they are able to float on the surface of the water and to remain under water for a consider able length of time.

Here, too, are the capacious reservoirs for the water-supply of the town, the source of which is a lake to the south of the island.

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Its deep and capacious bay is sheltered from northerly and north-easterly winds, and the construction of modern harbour works has greatly increased the facilities for trade.

The southern coast in particular is deeply indented; and there two bold peninsulas, extending for several miles into the sea, form two capacious natural harbours, namely, Deep Water Bay, with the village of Stanley to the east, and Tytam Bay, which has a safe, well-protected entrance showing a depth of 10 to 16 fathoms. An in-shore island on the west coast, called Aberdeen, or Taplishan, affords protection to the Shekpywan or Aberdeen harbour, an inlet provided with a granite graving dock, the caisson gate of which is 60 ft.

It is situated on both sides of the river Jacatra or Jilivong, in a swampy plain at the head of a capacious bay.

That office consists in mincing the horse-pieces of blubber for the pots; an operation which is conducted at a curious wooden horse, planted endwise against the bulwarks, and with a capacious tub beneath it, into which the minced pieces drop, fast as the sheets from a rapt orator's desk.

In the cheeks are tolerably capacious pouches, which appear to be used as receptacles for food.

The extreme hook of the Cape Cod Peninsula forms Provincetown Harbor, which is an excellent and capacious port.

In width, which affords a capacious and safe harbour for large ships; but basaltic cliffs, 1500 ft.