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  • n. Plural form of pirogue.


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  • His forty hungry men had just hung the gate on their little stockade on April 17 when the French advance force of 500 men and eighteen cannons debarked from pirogues and canoes, formed ranks, and marched toward the fort.

    George Washington’s First War

  • She had made some potato pirogues that she would bring.

    Still Life, With Girl

  • The girl watched Mrs. Leiber's face tense as she stood holding her plate of pirogues.

    Still Life, With Girl

  • I'm familiar with bateau and pirogues and bass boats, ski boats and other such powered craft.


  • The trick here is that there is no actual border post where the pirogues take people across the water to the other side.

    Chris Guillebeau: French Guiana and the $100 Question

  • Traditional subsistence methods of fishing are under pressure from fishermen mainly from Senegal in hundreds of motorized pirogues based in the Baie du Lévrier and Nouadhibou, who hunt with gill nets for shark and ray fins, overfishing of which is unsustainable because of their long reproductive cycles.

    Banc d'Arguin National Park, Mauritania

  • Astonishingly, the means are as varied as regularly scheduled commercial flights and pirogues across Lake Tanganyika.

    Georgianne Nienaber: UN Report on Congo: A Boeing 727 From Florida, Money Laundering and Gold for Dubai

  • That has crippled coastal economies and added to the surge of illegal migrants who brave the high seas in wooden pirogues hoping to reach Europe.

    Seven Billion Reasons for a Fisheries Collapse

  • When he took the job in 2005, he said, his agency did not have a single working patrol boat to monitor hundreds of pirogues and dozens of industrial trawlers, most of them foreign.

    You don't say!

  • They existed in great variety, and might be divided into three types: canaux or canoes, pirogues or dugouts, and skin boats of various kinds.

    Champlain's Dream


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