felucca

Part of speech: noun

A small, swift, Mediterranean coasting- vessel, propelled by triangular sails and oars.

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Usage examples "felucca":

  1. I called Costa, and told him to go and warn the master of the felucca that I was going the next day, and with this idea I went to bid good- bye to the marquis, who informed me that he had just been taking Petri to see Rosalie, who had received him well enough. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. Domenico's father was of the more consequence of the two, for he had, as well as his home in the valley, a house at Quinto, where he probably kept a felucca for purposes of trade with Alexandria and the Islands. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
  3. The captain saw, I suppose, that there was no use in trying to prevent the boat from coming alongside; for had he done so, the felucca would very quickly have been after us again, and might not another time have treated us so civilly. - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.