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  • At Leghorn I took a passage for Marseille in a xebeque, but after sailing for three days the weather proved very unfavourable, and I landed at Spezia and proceeded by Genoa and the Cornici Road to Marseille.


  • It may here be mentioned in confirmation of what has previously been said, that the _Gamo_, a magnificent xebeque frigate of thirty-two guns, was not allowed to be bought into the navy, but was sold for a small sum to one of the piratical Barbary

    The Life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane, Tenth Earl of Dundonald, G.C.B., Admiral of the Red, Rear-Admiral of the Fleet, Etc., Etc. Vol. I

  • I would propose rather to fit out a small merchantman, a xebeque or schooner, and to man her with men-of-war's men.

    Salt Water The Sea Life and Adventures of Neil D'Arcy the Midshipman

  • The men, now that they found that they had plenty to eat, began to show signs of laziness, and did not very readily commence the work upon the xebeque.

    The Privateersman

  • The conflict was very fierce, and took place when the captain and I were at the xebeque, and before we could separate them four of them had fallen; two were killed, and the other two badly wounded.

    The Privateersman

  • "Yes, it will," said the captain of the xebeque; "and remember, you scoundrel, if you can escape and buy off justice, you shall not escape seven Portuguese knives, -- mind you that."

    The Privateersman

  • I took my leave of the superior, who parted with me with many protestations of regard on his side, and tears of gratitude on mine, and early the next morning I was on board of the xebeque.

    The Privateersman

  • I went down below, very glad to accept the offer, and as I was regaling myself, who should come up to me but two of the Portuguese who had been wrecked in the xebeque, and put on shore with me in the little boat by the captain of the Transcendant.

    The Privateersman

  • In the afternoon the captain of the xebeque called upon me, and told me that he would start on the following morning if I would be ready.

    The Privateersman

  • I then proposed that we should cut down the xebeque to a large boat, which we could easily do by ripping off her planks and decks, and sawing down her timbers to the height we required.

    The Privateersman


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