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  • "'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

    February 29, 2008

  • 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