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quinquereme

/ˌkwɪŋkwɪˈriːm/
noun
1.
an ancient Roman galley with five banks of oars on each side
Word Origin
C16: from Latin quinquerēmis, from quinque- + rēmus oar
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  • On the stern of the quinquereme stood three men who were not in armor.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • No change was made, therefore, in the handling of the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • A hundred more were hurled from The Sword at the Romans on the decks of the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The quinquereme was settling in the water and her crew could cast spears no more.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • My goods, all but one casket, went down with the quinquereme.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • We hear then of their copying a quinquereme which had fallen into their hands by accident.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • A trireme may be said to have had one hundred and seventy oars, a quinquereme three hundred, and even four hundred.

  • A Carthaginian "quinquereme," or boat with five banks of oars, drifted to the Roman coast.

  • They themselves must die, but it was their duty to prevent the departure from the quinquereme of any prisoners.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • "He was a bondslave of the centurion of the band of legionaries on the quinquereme," said Ben Ezra.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard

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