star liner n.
There’s a Star liner leaving Grand Central Space Terminal at twelve tonight; the Trident. She’s fast, a crack Mars ship.
Radium World in Wonder Stories Feb. 1067/2
Ben, you’ve been around the starliner business long enough, now, that you should know those old reaction-drive cans couldn’t be remodeled. Why, the rotary-stress girders alone would mean rebuilding from the ground up.
Probability Zero!: Take-off in Astounding Science-Fiction Dec. 108/2
The starliner was crowded with the pilgrims of the Blue Rain. Mr. Wilburn was out of place, and shabbily dressed.
The Wall in Thrilling Wonder Stories Summer 55/2
Several dozen ungainly little ferries hovered just outside, linked to the huge starliner by connecting tubes.
Silent Invaders in Infinity Oct. 10
Krauss stopped his car in front of the old red-hulled Pantagruel, a retired Cunard Starliner, and had the cargo lock thrown open.
Most Delicious Foe in Worlds of Tomorrow Aug. 82/1
The Missed had been the ship Chavez took passage aboard for the three weeks’s trip from the passing starliner to Wolkenheim.
Skinner in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine June 119
A monster was rolling in the trough of the big waves. Its copper-scaled body was larger than the starliner that had brought me to this ocean world.
Spine Divers in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 124
Right. Breaking into a strongly built and heavily protected vault aboard a luxury starliner should be just a walk in the park.
Dragon & Thief 171
Frank K. Kelly, "Radium World", in Wonder Stories
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