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- n. Plural form of pavesade.
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Turkish galleys had only low bulwarks, the galleys of the allied fleet were provided with _pavesades_, large bucklers and shields, to be fitted along the bulwarks when clearing for action, and also permanent cross barriers to prevent a raking fire fore and aft.
_pavesades_,  and ballasted the flagship a trifle more.
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