from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A French coasting lugger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A French shallop or coasting-vessel, generally lugger-rigged and with two or three masts.


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  • And at Le Moulleau the chasse-maree crews mutinied.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • I vill not tempt you to _faire sauter_ -- make jump ze _chasse-maree_ -- blow up ze sheep, eh?

    Cormorant Crag A Tale of the Smuggling Days

  • The sea was up before the boys next morning, and in its own special way was making the _chasse-maree_ pitch and toss, now rising up one side of

    Cormorant Crag A Tale of the Smuggling Days

  • I saw all this as the revenue cutter's boats separated, one making for the _chasse-maree_, and the other dashing after the flying long-shore squadron; and as I dragged at my oar, I had the pleasure of seeing that we must either be soon overhauled, or else leap out into the shallow water, and run for it, and I said so to my companion.

    Begumbagh A Tale of the Indian Mutiny

  • Carts, and packhorses, and boats were all at it; and the kegs of brandy, and barrels of tobacco, and parcels of lace were coming ashore in fine style; I and another in a little boat kept making trips backwards and forwards between the shore and the _chasse-maree_, landing brandy-tubs -- nice little brandy-kegs, you know, with a

    Begumbagh A Tale of the Indian Mutiny

  • I am careful when I get near the French coast, for although their big craft never venture out far, there are numbers of chasse-maree patrolling the coast.

    In the Irish Brigade A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain

  • "No, we are at anchor; we have been chased by a _chasse-maree_, and so, to escape her, we slipped in here; and here we shall remain perhaps for some days, till the coast is clear," he answered.

    Paddy Finn

  • Daylight was streaming through the mouth of the cavern; beyond could be seen the blue sea shining brightly in the rays of the sun, with a chasse-maree, or some other small vessel, gliding swiftly across it, impelled by a smart breeze off shore.

    From Powder Monkey to Admiral A Story of Naval Adventure

  • Before the French could have time to attack them, John Marks sprang on board the chasse-maree, and seizing a boat-stretcher, stood prepared to prevent any of the enemy from getting up the side.

    How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves Updated to 1900

  • "There are ten or twelve of them, general, and they were aboard of a kind of _chasse-maree_, as it is called -- Dutch-built, apparently."

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne


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