Ships

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Ships

Post by Archived Topic » Tue Feb 09, 1999 12:00 am

The name of an ancient ship with three oars on each side.

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Ships

Post by Jonathon Green » Fri Feb 12, 1999 8:00 am

Trireme; however it is not three oars, but three ranks of oars.
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