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- n. A traditional fishing boat of southwest England.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boat of great strength, built for the heavy seas: used about the Isle of Portland.
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The trip in the stern of the lerret had quite refreshed her, with the help of the biscuits, which she had at last been able to eat.
It was the man who had brought Anne in his lerret from Portland Bill.
A lerret is going from there across the bay homeward to the harbour in the course of an hour; it belongs to a man I know, and they can take one passenger, I am sure. '