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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRIREME

And in the meantime a trireme was despatched in all haste to carry their petition to Sparta.

After the early meal, the galley of Eumedes approached his father's trireme.

The arrival of this trireme was thus of very essential service to the Greeks.

Fortunately, the rowers of the first trireme had no spirit for their work.

Before my trireme weighs anchor, I have a communication to make to you.

We were closely pushed and in peril when they ensnared the trireme with their sand.

All of the slain might be burned with the trireme, with all honor, so there was no more care for that.

The trireme shall be to us as if we had builded her on the shore of the Northland.

The jarl was at the helm of the trireme and his face was clouded.

There is often much treasure on a trireme, if Thor will let us take her.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "ancient ship with three rows of oars," from Latin triremis, from tri- "three" (see tri-) + remus "oar" (see row (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TRIREME

galley

nouna ship
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