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- n. Plural form of lerret.
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_very_ dark, and therefore exactly suited to our purpose; and promptly at two o'clock, the man White, with his fleet of "lerrets," came gliding noiselessly alongside out of the darkness, and in less than half an hour every ounce of the treasure was out of the ship, with nobody a bit the wiser.
I have put the whole affair into the hands of Tom White -- a man whom I would trust with my very life -- and he will come off to you with half a dozen ` lerrets 'and a strong gang of thoroughly reliable men at two o'clock to-morrow morning.