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  • n. Plural form of drogue.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was an enormous length attached to the animal now -- some twelve thousand feet -- the weight of which was very great, to say nothing of the many "drogues" or

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • The "drogues" and flag proved that belief on their part, and the ex-whalesman knew that it would be well worth their while to return in search of the whale.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • Ben identified the latter as the "drogues," that form part of the equipment of a regular whale-ship.

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • There are several such harpoons, and two or three long lances; besides, a lantern, light-box, some small flags, and two or more "drogues," which are square bits of board to be fastened to the harpoon line, in order to hinder the whale when sinking or swimming away.

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  • I know some of this ammo will definitely reach on out there, as I've seen first hand with both Hevi-Shot and Bismuth ... but waterfowling, to me, has always been about bringing them in and taking them with the gear down and the drogues deployed.

    Long-Range Shotgunning

  • Me drogues, me rats, me drogues, me rats, I sang in my head, as I passed along a wood paneled hallway hung with pictures of children playing in parks.

    Magic X

  • Vive La France et vive le sexe, les drogues et le Rock N 'Roll

    Steven Clifford: Since Obama Is Turning the U.S. into France, it's Time to Prepare for the Gallic Coup

  • Many ocean rowers had blithely talked about “drogues, sea anchors, and rodes.”

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • Note 18: Pierre Pomet, Histoire generale des drogues (Paris, 1694); Philippe Macquer, Dictionnaire portatif des arts et métiers: contenant en abrégé l'histoire, la description and la police des arts et métiers, des fabriques et manufactures de France and des pays étrangers (Paris, 1766) s.v. "Carmine"; Jacques-Christophe Valmont de Bomare, Dictionnaire raisonnée universel d'histoire naturelle (Paris, 1775). back

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Ces drogues font alterner un esprit alerte, une bonne humeur, et une fatigue accompagnée de dépression.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

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