“Richard Turnbull sailed to brief fame and glory aboard the frigate _Quicksilver, _captured a substantial French prize -- a man-o'-war, no less, plus the treasure ship it was escorting -- then retired to the safety of commissioning, building, rigging, and outfitting Quicksilver House ... and a less fraught engagement, finding a suitable wife to complement the soft furnishings of his new, landlocked command.”
“It was on the island of Cephallonia, the place that travellers describe as looking like a dismasted man-o'-war, and the town where they landed was Lixouri.”
“From below it looked like a cross between a man-o'-war jellyfish and the world's biggest shark.”
“It never even occurred to him that a hospital ship could be used as a man-o'-war.”
“But the boat that was leaving the Bride of Abydos was not being handled in the man-o'-war fashion one would have expected of Ramsbottom.”
“Now, as she came up into the harbour, she could pass without question for a man-o'-war brig except that she flew the Royal Yacht Squadron burgee instead of a commission pendant.”
“She appeared to have a truncated funnel and the high fighting superstructure of a man-o'-war.”
“I seed a man on a man-o'-war got up in the Reg'lars 'style.”
“I will go without it," he resolved, and counted the hours to the sailing of the man-o'-war.”
“He passes away from the history of Lundy, but now a French man-o'-war and now a Spanish made raids up the Bristol Channel and upon Lundy, until Thomas Bushel held it for Charles I and established some measure of order.”
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