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No, continued Clawbonny; the real truth is, it is not the sloop you care about: it is the man.

Including the sloop and the Halkett- boat, there was about 1500 lbs.

There is the cutter rig, yawl rig, sloop rig, and the ketch rig.

She became interested in a sloop, beating into Wellmouth harbor, and watched that.

You engage him to discover a likely sloop whose owner is disposed to sell.

We agreed that the sloop and the cargo were to go free if Colonel Sullivan—but you know!

The sloop and her cargo can be made good to her owners—at another time.

They would at least have a start, the sloop in front of them, and their enemies behind them.

At last a lighter was mustered, and a sloop from Hingham, which had six port holes.

On the sloop itself was scarce a man whose hands were free from blood.

WORD ORIGIN

"small fore and aft rigged vessel with one mast, generally carrying a jib, fore-stay sail, mainsail, and gaff-topsail," 1620s, from Dutch sloep "a sloop;" probably from French chaloupe, from Old French chalupe "small, sloop-rigged vessel," which is perhaps related to English shallop [OED]. But according to Barnhart and Watkins the Dutch word might simply be from Middle Dutch slupen "to glide," from PIE *sleubh- (see sleeve). In old military use, a small ship of war carrying guns on the upper deck only (1670s).

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