Definitions

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  • n. A kind of boat.

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Examples

  • Any change was preferable to staying where she was, and Amine followed them down to a peroqua, on which she was securely fixed, and was soon darting through the water with her new companions; and, as they flew along the smooth seas, Amine thought of Philip's dream and the mermaid's shell.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Krantz had interrogated him as to his escape, and Schriften had informed him, in his usual sneering manner, that one of the sweeps of the raft had been allowed to get adrift during the scuffle, and that he had floated on it, until he had gained a small island; that on seeing the peroqua he had once more launched it, and supported himself by it, until he was perceived and picked up.

    The Phantom Ship

  • He ran his peroqua alongside of her, and found that she was a brig under the Portuguese flag, having, however, but two Portuguese on board, the rest of the crew being natives.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The peroqua rapidly approached, and was soon close to the beach; the sail was lowered, and she was backed in through the surf.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Krantz and Philip this time embarked in the same peroqua, that they might have the pleasure of each other's conversation.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The soldiers, who thought of nothing but their newly-acquired wealth allowed him to do as he pleased; and, having hastily collected as many cocoa-nuts as they could, to add to their stock of provisions, before noon, Philip and Krantz had embarked and made sail in the peroqua, leaving the soldiers with their knives again drawn, and so busy in their angry altercation as to be heedless of their departure.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Many times they were chased by the Malay proas which infested the islands, but the swiftness of their little peroqua was their security; indeed, the chase was, generally speaking, abandoned as soon as the smallness of the vessel was made out by the pirates, who expected that little or no booty was to be gained.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The jars were soon filled, and they were again thinking of pushing off; when, enticed by the beauty of the spot, the coolness of the fresh water, and wearied with their long confinement on board of the peroqua, they proposed to bathe -- a luxury hardly to be appreciated by those who have not been in a similar situation.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The next morning, the wind having abated, they launched the peroqua, and made sail for the island of Ternate.

    The Phantom Ship

  • They ran close in to the mouth of the stream, lowered the sails, and pulled the peroqua against the current, until they had advanced far enough to assure them that the water was quite fresh.

    The Phantom Ship

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