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The pinnace was then stripped of her rigging and of all the goods which remained.

Later in the afternoon it was observed that Hornigold's pinnace was not in the harbor.

The last shot, too, that was fired from the pinnace had killed three men.

It was Kamuso, who said he was bound for Sandwich and would beg a passage in the pinnace.

I was helping to get out the pinnace, and there is a mort of dust and dirt about her.

"I'd liefer haul out the pinnace," replied Alden with a grimace.

But his men 'added force to their entreaties, and so carried him to his pinnace.'

And what all eyes were now intent on was her pinnace, as she covered the distance between us.

In two hours we joined the pinnace and launch, who were lying to for us.

He had two vessels—one of some burthen, the other a pinnace of thirty tons.

WORD ORIGIN

small, light vessel, 1540s, from Middle French pinace (earlier spinace, 15c., from Old French espinace, Modern French péniche; also attested as Anglo-Latin spinachium (mid-14c.)); of unknown origin. The French word perhaps is from Italian pinaccia or Spanish pinaza, from pino "pine tree; ship" (Latin pinus "pine tree" also had a secondary sense of "ship, vessel"). But variations in early forms makes this uncertain.

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