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- noun A large, fast-sailing war-vessel; hence, a similar vessel of any kind. Also
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- noun historical, nautical a
Byzantine bireme, similar to the chelandion, but used primarily for navalcombat
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As she was the kind of ship then called a "dromon" she might be best remembered as "the dauntless dromon."
Melville was in the house at the time, and on entering the room the dying boy embraced him and passed away with the words of the Apostle on his lips -- [Greek: didaskale, ton dromon mou teteleka] -- 'Master, I have finished my course.'
Ships of War, "round" and "long"; trireme; penteconter; liburna; galley; dromon; galleas; junk; Viking craft; galleon; two and three-deckers; steam; submarine; destroyer; battle cruiser; dreadnought
The dromon was not the low galley of the later Middle Ages but a two-banked ship, probably quite as large as the Roman quinquereme, carrying a complement of about 300 men.
The dromon had two masts, lateen rigged, and between thirty and forty oars to a side.
This, indeed, they needed, for on that crowded dromon there was little chance of washing.
Through the hot haze of a July morning a dromon, as certain merchant vessels of that time were called, might have been seen drifting before a light breeze into St. George's Bay at Beirut, on the coast of Syria.
In due course they came to the inn again, having met no one whom they knew, except two pilgrims who had been their fellow-passengers on the dromon.
Oh, from a man on the dromon who called here while I made ready your food, and told me a strange story that he had learned in England of a band sent by Salah-ed-din -- may his name be accursed!
 [Symbol: Aleph] reads -- [Greek: all 'oudenos logon poioumai tên psychên timian emautô hôs teleiôsô ton dromon mou].