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[prou] /praʊ/
proa. Unabridged
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  • But no one knew then that he had foregathered with Niclaus and lived in his prau.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • Before they got him into the river he had impelled the Kanakas to capture the prau.

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
  • Next morning, when a breeze sprang up soon after sunrise, the brig and the prau left the bay together.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • The two men who completed the prau's crew followed him into that magnate's campong.

  • Five men had engaged to work at the prau till finished, and then go with me to Mysol, Waigiou, and Ternate.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • He sat cross-legged, with his gun in his hands, on the roof at the stern of his prau.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • Early this year a Celebes trader becalmed in a prau was watching him at it.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • They beat the gong, and turned the head of the prau into the bay.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • While the prau swept slowly in, the sun beat down with terrible force, and there was not a breath of wind to cool the burning air.

    Mother Carey's Chicken George Manville Fenn
  • I have promised to Tuan Lingard twenty men and a prau to make war in Wajo.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for prau


another word for proa
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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