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chained_bear commented on the word corsair-xebec
"There were a fair number of country craft moving in and out in the morning light, tunny-boats and coral-fishers: and two corsair-xebecs with immense black lateen sails passed the Worcester on the opposite tack, low to the water, moving very fast."
--Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 178
February 14, 2008