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[prou] /praʊ/
proa. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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
  • The two men who completed the prau's crew followed him into that magnate's campong.

  • They beat the gong, and turned the head of the prau into the bay.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • He sat cross-legged, with his gun in his hands, on the roof at the stern of his prau.

    Tales of Unrest Joseph Conrad
  • I have promised to Tuan Lingard twenty men and a prau to make war in Wajo.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • I must say, Tom, the prau is the best craft of the kind I have ever seen.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • Early this year a Celebes trader becalmed in a prau was watching him at it.

    'Twixt Land & Sea Joseph Conrad
  • “Yes, yes, that is him in the first prau,” excitedly replied Piang.

  • Nothing would have tempted them within oar's-length of that prau.

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

    The Pirate Shark Elliott Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for prau


another word for proa
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