Also Sarapis. a Greco-Egyptian deity combining the attributes of Osiris and Apis, identified in Egypt with the Ptolemies: later worshiped throughout the Greek and Roman empires.
(italics) the British man-of-war captured by John Paul Jones in 1779.
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How to use Serapis in a sentence
After fierce fighting between the two ships, although his own ship sank, he captured the "Serapis" and sailed away in it.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
He had taken a gun and loaded it with double-headed shot, and kept firing at the mainmast of the Serapis.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
This was the man who had been in Paul Jones's great fight and had received the surrender of the captain of the Serapis.Stories of Our Naval Heroes | Various
The Baltic convoy was protected by the Serapis and the Scarborough.South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
It was a severe blow, but the Serapis was not slow in responding.A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines | Clayton Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for Serapis
a Graeco-Egyptian god combining attributes of Apis and Osiris
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