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  • n. Plural form of shallop.

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Examples

  • A lone falcon circled the colorless sky above the River Thames, high at first, then dropping lower to gaze at the waterfowl bobbing amid anchored shallops and ships on the murky water.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • 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

  • Contemporary drawings suggest that her hull design was very different from that of the larger navires and smaller shallops, which typically had bluff bows, a broad beam, a lee board, and a large degree of “tumble home” that was much favored in the early seventeenth century.

    Champlain's Dream

  • One of his last tasks was to load shallops aboard his ship, and to acquire several midsized shallow-draft vessels, designed for exploration and trade on the St. Lawrence River.

    Champlain's Dream

  • While Champlain was sorting out these questions, the carpenters were outfitting two shallops for travel on the river.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Such techniques worked better for small shallops than for middling barques.

    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

  • Two French shallops were now filled with heavily armed men, and many canoes were crowded with hundreds of Indian warriors.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The other French ships soon came up the river—Don de Dieu with little Levrette, and several shallops.

    Champlain's Dream

  • Also aboard were small, open-hulled shallops of five or seven tons, which would be useful for exploring and making charts.

    Champlain's Dream

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  • The inevitability of getting ops.

    October 18, 2008

  • At the end of the very long list of ships captured at Yorktown is the final item:
    "Besides many other vessels sunk, and a very great number of shallops and schooners. The Naval Prisoners, exclusive of those belonging to the private transports and other vessels, are 840."

    October 29, 2007