sloop of war
Origin of sloop of war
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Collingwood, who was then a lieutenant on board a sloop-of-war, went to the "Lowestoffe" in Nelson's place.The Life of Nelson, Vol. I (of 2)|A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
He found out afterwards, however, that his namesake was a sloop-of-war.Heads and Tales|Various
Manly's activity proved very harassing to the British, and the sloop-of-war "Falcon" was sent out to capture the Yankee.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
This was attacked by the sloop-of-war, but the American sharpshooters made things lively for her.Stories of Our Naval Heroes|Various
The strange sail was getting too near, and everybody could see that it was the sloop-of-war.Jack Tier or The Florida Reef|James Fenimore Cooper