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chained_bear commented on the word chasse-marée
A Sea of Words defines this as:
"The French name (literally, "chase-tide") for a three-masted coasting vessel, many of which were lugger-rigged during the Napoleonic wars and used for smuggling and privateering." (141)
February 29, 2008
"'Lucky Jack Aubrey going out for a trial cruise in a time of dearth—nothing but little coasting hoys and busses or the odd chasse-marée taken for months...'"
--Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 116
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