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Thread #62934 Message #3723603
Posted By: MGM·Lion
14-Jul-15 - 03:17 PM
Thread Name: Songs for white slaves?
Subject: RE: Songs for white slaves?
"A xebec (/ˈziːbɛk/ or /zɨˈbɛk/), also spelled zebec, was a Mediterranean sailing ship that was used mostly for trading. It would have a long overhanging bowsprit and protruding mizzen mast. It can also refer to a small, fast vessel of the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, used almost exclusively in the Mediterranean Sea. ... Xebecs were similar to galleys used by Algerian corsairs and Barbary pirates" --- Wikipedia