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lorcha

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lorcha (plural lorchas)

  1. (nautical) A kind of light vessel used on the coast of China, having the hull built on a European model, and the rigging like that of a Chinese junk.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Admiral Foote to this entry?)

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