felucca


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a fast narrow sailing ship of the Mediterranean

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The result of this was that Ja was the one who had chosen the felucca.
One thing that had inclined Ja particularly to the felucca was the fact that it included oars in its equip-ment.
From the small forward decks of the feluccas Perry's crude cannon were belching smoke, flame, thunder, and death.
What little the captains and crews had learned of handling feluccas they must have learned principally since they embarked upon this voyage, and while experience is an excellent teacher and had done much for them, they still had a great deal to learn.
By passing commands by word of mouth from one ship to another I managed to get the fifty feluccas into some sort of line, with the flag-ship in the lead.
We had the feluccas close in about the flag-ship, and with all the ceremony of a medieval potentate on parade I received the com-manders of the forty-nine feluccas that accompanied the flag-ship--Dian and I together--the empress and the emperor of Pellucidar.
Each captain of the forty-nine other feluccas I made a duke.
Four of the feluccas were equipped with these instruments, and all of the captains had been instructed in their use.
Another thing that surprised me was the fact that so much had been accomplished in so short a time, for I could not believe that I had been gone from Anoroc for a sufficient period to permit of building a fleet of fifty feluccas and mining iron ore for the cannon and balls, to say nothing of manufacturing these guns and the crude muzzle-loading rifles with which every Mezop was armed, as well as the gunpowder and ammunition they had in such ample quantities.
A not-to-be-missed experience is a felucca ride on the river: sailing around Elephantine Island, followed by a gin and tonic at the Movenpick hotel to watch the sunset.
Wilkinson sails down the Nile, via a combination of vessels -- the dahabiya , the dinghy , the felucca .
On hot summer days a trip on a felucca can surprise you with a much needed drop in temperature as the wooden boats glide along on the breeze that only exists on the water.
ancient temples and cruise down the Nile in a felucca, represents a huge fillip to Egypt's travel and tourism industry.
Told he was trafficking people, Petherick gave chase in a felucca - a wooden sailing boat.