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“The savvy reader will recognize a "Roman" version of a Polynesian ndrua. except with oarsmen and with a square-sail.”
“Now, gentlemen, in square-sail brigs and three-masted ships, well nigh as large and stout as any that ever sailed out of your old Callao to far Manilla; this Lakeman, in the land-locked heart of our America, had yet been nurtured by all those agrarian freebooting impressions popularly connected with the open ocean.”
“The more strenuously, however, we endeavoured to approach the vessel, the more she bore away; and, being a long way to the eastward of us, and going before the wind with her square-sail set, it was doubtful whether we should fetch her.”
“By the gleams of light a native vessel, with a sole square-sail set, was imperfectly seen bearing down on our weather bow; and although the wind and sea combined with the darkness to render our annihilation seemingly inevitable, the crew of the approaching bark sang, in a long, slow measure, two or three”
“We hoisted our square-sail and wet our other sails, but the schooner gained upon us rapidly.”
“The mizen-mast, instead of a lower square-sail like the two others, has”
“I turned my eyes -- boats like those of fishermen, ships long and low, some like galleys, propelled by a hundred oars, others provided with one huge square-sail, which enabled them to run before the wind.”
“She was, when at a distance, a baffling mass of canvas, from which a square-sail occasionally heliographed.”
“Lafitte soon ascertained the character of his pursuer, and, ordering the awnings to be furled, set his big square-sail and shot rapidly through the water.”
“What astonished me was her main-sail and fore-mast square-sail -- set that calm morning; and her screws were still, for she moved not at all.”
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