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  • ` ` This tartane, which is not very different to look at from the other tartanes along the coast between Cette and Genoa, had started from

    The Rover 1923

  • As to the fellow boasting to him that the tartane was a dispatch-boat and had already made some trips, well, Symons begged his honour to believe that the beggar was not sober at the time.

    The Rover 1923

  • The tartane was a beautiful object, a one-decked, single-masted vessel, with a long bowsprit, and a huge lateen sail like a wing, and the children fell in love with her at first sight.

    A Modern Telemachus Charlotte Mary Yonge 1862

  • Savona by a famous builder of boats, was rigged in Corsica by another good man, and was described on her papers as a 'tartane' of sixty tons.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad 1890

  • As alternative, there was the tartane, a sailing vessel with a lateen sail.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • Addison sailed from Marseilles to Genoa in a tartane in December 1699: a storm arose, and the patron alarmed the passengers by confessing his sins (and such sins!) loudly to a Capuchin friar who happened to be aboard.

    Travels through France and Italy 2004

  • Though the Haydée was yet at a considerable distance he could plainly descry the lofty peak upon which he had stood and watched the smugglers depart in their tartane, La

    Monte-Cristo's Daughter Edmund Flagg

  • ` ` If I had met you anywhere else but looking at my tartane I would have done nothing to you.

    The Rover 1923

  • Her father left her with her mother and went out again to make preparations for sailing home that very night; but the tartane was no longer in the place where he had left her lying.

    The Rover 1923

  • ` ` No, he came over to Toulon just before the evacuation, this friend of the English ... sailed over in a tartane he owned that is still lying here at the Madrague.

    The Rover 1923


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  • A small ship developed in the 18th century on the French Mediterranean coast, used for fishing and coastal trading. A tartane had a single mast with a large lateen sail, with a bowsprit and foresail; it was in use until late in the 19th century.

    February 5, 2008