Just as we clear our eyes off her, from seaward behind us comes an Arab dhow, a ship from the past, surging along finely!
Thus the management of the dhow was left entirely to her captors.
At the same time it revealed to those on board the dhow that they were being chased by the boat of a man-of-war.
When morning at length broke, dhow number two was nowhere in sight.
The blaze grew rapidly, and showed in its heart the outline of a dhow with human figures on it.
“If a dhow does come by, we must try to board her and take her,” exclaimed Jerry Bird.
Desmond proposed getting some more wood and provisions from the dhow.
The ship was tossed about far more violently than the dhow had been.
The men gave way, in a few minutes the boat got the dhow within range of her gun.
It was part of the wreck of a dhow or of some other vessel against which our ship had struck.
1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."