Argosies
Argosy Ar"go*sy, n.; pl. {Argosies}. [Earlier ragusy, fr. ragusa meaning orig. a vessel of Ragusa.] A large ship, esp. a merchant vessel of the largest size. [1913 Webster]

Where your argosies with portly sail . . . Do overpeer the petty traffickers. --Shak. [1913 Webster] ||


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