And in the midst of all this rejoicing what should sail into the harbor of Palos but the pinta, just a few hours late!
The pinta, the best sailor of the three vessels, was leading.
It was new and clean, a fair sailer, though not so swift as the pinta.
pinta, a much swifter vessel, was commanded by Martin Pinzon.
The pinta did not obey him, and when morning dawned was nowhere to be seen.
They named their cruising-ship the pinta, which in Spanish implies a point.
The master138-1 of the pinta said that he had found the cinnamon trees.
He made his gesture of dismissal of that, and asked after the health of the pinta.
His fear was that the pinta had already foundered, and that his vessel would also go to the bottom.
With the pinta and the Nina it lay under the moon, and all around was silver water.
pinta pin·ta (pĭn'tə, pēn'tä)
A contagious skin disease prevalent in tropical America, caused by the spirochete Treponema carateum and characterized by thickening and spotty discoloration of the skin.