Penteconter
Penteconter Pen"te*con`ter, n. [Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? fifty.] (Gr. Antiq.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars. [Written also {pentaconter}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pentaconter — Penteconter Pen te*con ter, n. [Gr. ? (sc. ?), fr. ? fifty.] (Gr. Antiq.) A Grecian vessel with fifty oars. [Written also {pentaconter}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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