The ceremony was performed from the deck of the bucentaur, or state-galley, with every possible accompaniment of pomp and parade.
I would rather have seen the bucentaur than all their 280 other plunder.
The joints of the bucentaur are racked by time and many voyages to the Lido.
They build a new bucentaur every hundred Years, and the old ones are laid up till they rot.
We shall see the brave Admiral Antonio sailing in the bucentaur, with the nobles of the land!
The bucentaur lies rotting unrestored, Where meaner relics must not dare to rot.
The bucentaur did not return directly to the quay, to disburden itself of its grave and dignified load.
This was done by casting a precious ring from the state ship, the “bucentaur,” into the Adriatic.
We steered so as to pass between the ‘bucentaur’ and the ‘Santissima Trinidade.’
On coming to the surface he saw nothing—neither the gondola, the bucentaur nor his beloved.