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  • n. Plural form of pinnace.


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  • "pinnaces," or by whatever names the custom of the times attached to the different attendants of vessels of war.

    The Pilot

  • On July 20, the English sailed up to Quebec in three vessels, a flyboat and two pinnaces, with twenty-two guns and 150 men.

    Champlain's Dream

  • He picked a place on a small creek where pinnaces and shallops could land at high tide, with the meadows nearby, a great growth of trees, and an abundance of snow geese.52

    Champlain's Dream

  • Kirke informed Champlain that he had seized the post at Miscou Island and had taken all the French pinnaces and shallops on that coast, as well as those at Tadoussac.

    Champlain's Dream

  • A few pinnaces are still sent onward to watch their course: and the English fleet, caught in the same storms which scattered the Spaniards, “with great danger and industry reached Harwich port, and there provide themselves of victuals and ammunition,” in case the Spaniards should return; but there is no need for that caution.

    Westward Ho!

  • “One of the pinnaces must weigh at least six hundred pounds.”

    The Terror

  • It is one of Terror's 28-footers — one of the pinnaces.

    The Terror

  • Even Terror 's boats — the two large whaleboats and two smaller cutters, as well as the captain's skiff, pinnaces, jolly boats, and dinghies, ten in all — had been taken down, inverted, lashed, covered, and stored on the ice.

    The Terror

  • The chances were great that they would need to load the deep-draft cutters and pinnaces with their keels and fixed rudders on sledges again before they reached the mouth of Back's River, so they couldn't just abandon the battered vehicles on the ice.

    The Terror

  • When they went back to haul the last three cutters and two pinnaces forward, they did not follow their old tracks and had to worry that the new ice they were on would not hold them.

    The Terror


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