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  • n. a type of small Mediterranean sailing boat, used especially for transport between Sicily and Malta

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  • "...and when they came into the smooth water under the lee of Comino they took a speronara in chase, pursuing it with cheers and a mad expenditure of useless energy right into Megiarro Bay..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 44

    "A large rowing and sailing boat, equipped with a lateen sail, used in southern Italy and Malta."

    A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales, 399

    February 15, 2008

  • "...and when they came into the smooth water under the lee of Comino they took a speronara in chase, pursuing it with cheers and a mad expenditure of useless energy right int Megiarro Bay..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, Treason's Harbour, 44

    February 15, 2008