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  • n. Plural form of gunboat.

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Examples

  • It is very satisfactory to be able to state that the torpedoes have been removed and that six of our gunboats are at the present time lying off the

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  • In June 2000, its rig was chased out of Guyana's waters by Suriname gunboats as it was about to embark on drilling a well in the most promising area.

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  • The gunboats were a total failure and historians have been highly critical of Jefferson's policy.

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  • Had one-twentieth the sum frittered away in useless iron-clads, and worse than useless "gunboats," been put into saucy and swift wasps like the "Sumter," their stings must have driven northern commerce from the sea; and the United States ports would have been more effectually blockaded, from a thousand miles at sea, than were those of the southern fleet-bound coast.

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  • Ken Robinson, a former Army Special Forces officer, recalled meeting Bonk during a patrol against Iranian gunboats that were attacking Western shipping in the Persian Gulf in 1987 and 1988.

    Ben Bonk, CIA analyst who dealt with Libya, dies

  • Human rights and activist groups said gunboats in the Mediterranean are taking part in the offensive, firing heavy machine guns.

    Syrian gunboats fire on coastal city; 19 killed

  • The resident said at least three gunboats were taking part in the offensive, and that many people have been killed and wounded.

    Syrian gunboats fire on coastal city; 19 killed

  • Ken Robinson, a former Army Special Forces officer, recalled meeting Mr. Bonk during a patrol against Iranian gunboats that were attacking Western shipping in the Persian Gulf in 1987 and 1988.

    Obituary: Ben Bonk, 56, CIA official helped stem Libya's development of destructive weapons

  • World-Wide *** The Syrian military killed at least 21 people in the port city of Latakia, with gunboats deployed to shoot at a residential neighborhood, a rights group said.

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  • A Syrian military campaign in the port city of Latakia killed at least 21 people, with gunboats deployed to shoot at a residential neighborhood from the sea, a rights group said.

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