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  • "I've been an old man-o '- war's man myself and thought I knew the cut of his jib!"

    The White Squall A Story of the Sargasso Sea

  • "Because I will report your conduct to the captain of the first man-o '- war that we fall in with on the coast, and you will be called upon to give an account of yourself and your behaviour."

    A Middy in Command A Tale of the Slave Squadron

  • The vessel showed no colours, but was flying a pennant, and the general opinion was that she was an American man-o '- war; though what she had been doing in Sagua la Grande harbour, or how she had got there, nobody seemed able to guess.

    The Cruise of the Thetis A Tale of the Cuban Insurrection

  • It was here long and solitary; with a man-o '- war's boat drawn up about the middle of the prospect, and an officer in charge and pacing the sands like one who waited.

    Catriona

  • After a few careful questions of a local militia man this morning, they were directed to something called the Carnegie Library, where they’d learned Brand Industries was located in the tallest building in the town, the iron and glass one that towered over the head of the alley like a Moorish man-o’-war.

    Aching for Always

  • Hugh stepped into the light, unfolding his shoulders like the mainsails on a man-o’-war.

    Aching for Always

  • Let’s see who might be worthy to be the next ass-kickin’ manly mannish man-o man.

    The Next Action Hero

  • How her maid had been the first to bring Eugenie word that a ship was coming into harbor, only according to her it was a British man-o’-war coming to shell the city.

    City of Glory

  • How her maid had been the first to bring Eugenie word that a ship was coming into harbor, only according to her it was a British man-o’-war coming to shell the city.

    City of Glory

  • The highlight of this book is without question the author’s minute-by-minute account of the classic sea battle between Jones’s Bonhomme Richard and the British man-o’-war Serapis off the coast of England in 1779….

    John Paul Jones

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