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- proper n. A warship in the service of the Spanish Empire operating, during the Dutch Revolt, from the ports of the Flemish coast: Nieuwpoort, Ostend, and in particular Dunkirk.
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The Dunkirker, carrying 33 pieces of cannon, was taken and brought into the Texel.
Unfortunately, the vessel was seized by a Dunkirker before it could make the port of Whitby; Mr. Chomley chanced, to have a suit of hangings in the gate-house and a bed for one chamber, so that they were not left utterly destitute.
After some expostulations they promised they would not harm the Dunkirker if he offered no injury to them.