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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Xebec

Satellite caption of the Mediterranean Sea.Image via Wikipedia
Xebec: noun - small three-masted boat with lateen (triangular) or, sometimes, square sails, once much used in the Mediterranean.

‘Watching the sun, as it set over the island of Rhodes, Veronica was surprised to see a xebec enter the harbour, sailing in as if from some ancient forgotten myth.’ 

8 May 1886 - Coca-Cola went on sale at Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.

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