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  • noun Plural form of nefs.

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Examples

  • Venice also added 14 sailing ships of war, or "nefs," and Doria

    A History of Sea Power

  • Maybe your neece-nefs would prefer some of the books that you've listed above...

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  • Its form departs dramatically from the ship-shaped nefs of the Middle Ages.

    Savoring The Past

  • Its form departs dramatically from the ship-shaped nefs of the Middle Ages.

    Savoring The Past

  • At this time the Venetians possessed fourteen nefs.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • The Spanish fleet comprised 90 royal galleys, 24 nefs, and 50 fregatas and brigantines "los mejores que en tiempo alguno se habrian visto" (the finest that ever were seen at any time), as they were described by Don John.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • The nefs in the fleet of Don John of Austria in 1571 were rigged in this fashion and comprised vessels of eight hundred, nine hundred, and even one thousand tons, while a contemporary English vessel, the _Great Harry_ or _Henri

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • Doria had counted on the support of the _Galleon of Venice_ and the nefs; but the galleon was becalmed four miles from the land and ten miles from Sessola, where Doria was at the beginning of the action.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • Venice appointed Sebastian Veniero to the command of her fleet, which consisted of 106 galleys, 6 galeasses of enormous bulk and clumsy construction carrying each 40 guns, 2 nefs, and 20 fregatas.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

  • Formed in two columns, the nefs followed the galleys; the _Galleon of Venice_, commanded by Condalmiero, a squadron in herself, preceded them.

    Sea-Wolves of the Mediterranean

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