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PINNACE

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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 628 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PINNACE, the name of two types of vessel or boat, one a light sailing vessel with two schooner-rigged masts, the other a heavy eight-oared man-of-war's boat. The word is usually referred to Lat. pious, pine, but this derivation is at variance with the earlier form " spinace."
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