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  • noun Plural form of argosy.


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  • "argosies" which reached the shores of England was cast away on the Isle of Wight, A.D.

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Thick it is, and round it is, as a great rope, a great golden rope for the mooring of argosies in the harbors of the Happy Isles.


  • Dog - teams carried the news to Salt Water; golden argosies freighted the lure across the North Pacific; wires and cables sang with the tidings; and the world heard for the first time of the Klondike River and the Yukon Country.

    The Wife of a King

  • She suggests that she is receiving the lock from the head of her poet/lover with all the gusto that one would experience upon receiving whole loads of cargoes from ships; the speaker exaggerates the value of that lock by asserting that it "outweighs argosies."

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • In one place, this superb basin was lined with quays, where stately dromonds and argosies unloaded their wealth, while, by the shore of the haven, galleys, feluccas, and other small craft, idly flapped the singularly shaped and snow-white pinions which served them for sails.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Saw the heavens fill with commerce, argosies of magic sails

    The Great Experiment

  • It contains three copper-plates, one representing Sir William on horseback, and attended with guards as Lord Provost of Edinburgh, superintending the unloading of one of his rich argosies.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • The pourpoint worn by young Otto of Godesberg was of blue, handsomely decorated with buttons of carved and embossed gold; his haut-de-chausses, or leggings, were of the stuff of Nanquin, then brought by the Lombard argosies at an immense price from China.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • This is the plate fleet and the Pacific Mail and the argosies of the emirs all rolled into one.

    The Life of the World to Come

  • In his case the covert passion -- one of them, at any rate -- was for those two-bit argosies of blood and wonder, the pulps.

    Excerpt: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon


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