from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as counter-lode.
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Having refitted the ships and discharged all the Spanish prizes, except one caunter, in exchange for which the _Christopher_ was given to the owner, and one caravel, the squadron proceeded to the Cape de Verde Islands, and put into the harbour of Saint Mary's.
She was the caunter taken at Blanco, on which the name of _Christopher_ was bestowed when the vessel originally so-called was given to the prisoners.
Having repaired and provisioned the ships, on the 3rd of June they set sail, steering southward, but anchored again in two days in a bay, where the caunter _Christopher_ was run on shore and her cargo removed.
While examining the coast, on May 8th, during another storm, the caunter was again separated from the fleet.