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  • n. Plural form of peroqua.

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Examples

  • Tidore peroquas, and while they were launching them, Philip and Krantz fell back into the jungle and disappeared.

    The Phantom Ship

  • After a careful survey, Philip recommended that the large peroquas with the cannon should attack by sea, while the men of the small vessels should land and surround the fort, taking advantage of every shelter which was afforded them to cover themselves while they harassed the enemy with their matchlocks, arrows, and spears.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The guns of the peroquas, though rendered as effectual as they could be, under the direction of Philip, were small, and did little damage to the thick stone front of the fort.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Unaccustomed to the terrible effects of gunpowder in any large quantities, they believed that something supernatural had occurred, and many of them jumped into the peroquas and made sail, while the remainder were confused, trembling, and panting, all huddled together, on the beach.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Amine felt grateful for life; she sat under the shade of the trees, and watched the swift peroquas as they skimmed the blue sea which was expanded before her; but her thoughts were elsewhere -- they were on Philip.

    The Phantom Ship

  • Krantz determined to sail immediately in one of the peroquas, and leave them to settle their disputes as they pleased.

    The Phantom Ship

  • After an engagement of four hours, during which the Ternate people lost a great number of men, the peroquas, by the advice of Philip and Krantz, hauled off, and returned to where the remainder of the fleet was stationed; and another council of war was held.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The loss of life and the confusion caused by this unexpected result occasioned a panic, and all the Ternate people fled down to the beach where their peroquas were lying.

    The Phantom Ship

  • This plan having been approved of, one hundred and fifty peroquas made sail; the others were hauled on the beach, and the men belonging to them proceeded by land.

    The Phantom Ship

  • The large peroquas, in which were Philip and Krantz, with the native commanders, were gaily decorated with streamers and pennons of all colours, that flowed out and snapped with the fresh breeze.

    The Phantom Ship

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