- n. Plural form of xebec.
“At twilight, just before the gates were shut, we entered the little town of Os. It was here that the stream we had followed emptied into Gyoll, and here there were xebecs, carracks, and feluccas tied up along the riverfront.”
“Mediterranean, -- xebecs, feluccas, speronaras, or however they may be termed, -- with here and there a brigantine which had come from beyond the”
“The sea was smooth, the sky unclouded, but a gentle breeze deliciously tempered the heat, and vessels of every description — square-rigged ships, and coasting feluccas and xebecs — on their different courses, gave life to the scene.”
“Then, one morning, I woke up to find the lugger at anchor in one of the ports of Northern Spain, with dawn just breaking over the olive-trees, and one or two large, queer-looking, lateen-rigged boats, xebecs from”
“Strange, indeed," replied Lieutenant Procope; "and what appears to me almost as remarkable is that we have never once caught sight either of one of the Maltese tartans or one of the Levantine xebecs that traffic so regularly on the Mediterranean.”
“The two xebecs against the jetty had suddenly cast off, and were working their way out of the harbour under sweeps.”
“A number of swarthy Moors appeared on the decks of the xebecs and gazed down at them, and one or two shouted remarks to them.”
“It consisted of two seventy-fours, two frigates, five xebecs, and a number of galleys and small armed vessels.”
“On the 11th a great convoy, of about sixty sail -- protected by five xebecs, of from twenty to thirty guns each -- came along.”
“Two Spanish ships of the line, a frigate, two xebecs, and twenty-one small craft set out to intercept her.”
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