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  • n. Plural form of carvel.

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Examples

  • Carlile, our Lieutenant-General, was sent with his own ship and three others, as also with the galley and with divers pinnaces, to see what he might do above Vigo, where he took many boats and some carvels, diversely laden with things of small value, but chiefly with household stuff, running into the high country.

    Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage

  • He discovered that the island possessed a veritable literature in these carvels, which were circulated in manuscript form among the neighbours of the writers.

    The Life of George Borrow

  • The extremity of the storm lasted three days; which no sooner began to assuage, but Master Carlile, our Lieutenant-General, was sent with his own ship and three others, as also with the galley and with divers pinnaces, to see what he might do above Vigo, where he took many boats and some carvels, diversely laden with things of small value, but chiefly with household stuff, running into the high country.

    Drake’s Great Armada

  • And proceeding further we met with three carvels, and took them also.

    Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Round the World

  • All these things being finished we departed this harbour the 22. of January, carrying along with us one of the Portugal carvels, which was bound to the islands of Cape Verde for salt, whereof good store is made in one of those islands.

    Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Voyage Round the World

  • Supposing the carrack to have earned sixty men, and the carvels thirty each, how could all the necessary stores, provisions, and water have been stowed away for those thirty, unless in a vessel of good size? or how could they have been protected from wet unless below a deck?

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • These two were carvels, which are described as open vessels without decks.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

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