She caught fire from a large French carrack, called the Marie la Cordelière, which she was attacking.
Francisco and his bible are no more credible than the carrack and the bishop.
I shall have everything ready, and mules waiting, so that we may go straight to the muelle—the wharf to which the carrack is tied.
In 1602 a Portuguese carrack of 1,600 tons was captured at Cezimbra.
With the remainder of his vessels Spinola crept out of sight while the English were ransacking the carrack.
"So I thought," pursued Mr. carrack, rolling his eyes and heaving an infant sigh from his bosom.
In the sixteenth century the carrack often attained the size of 1,600 tons.
One carrack especially, commanded by Lawrence Foglietta resisted the attacks of seven English ships.
In 1592 a Portuguese carrack called the Madre de Dios was captured and brought home.
The carrack, which was brought home in safety, was larger than any man-of-war or merchantman belonging to England.
merchant ship, late 14c., from Old French caraque "large, square-rigged sailing vessel," from Spanish carraca, related to Medieval Latin carraca, Italian caracca, all of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic qaraqir, plural of qurqur "merchant ship." The Arabic word perhaps was from Latin carricare (see charge (v.)) or Greek karkouros "boat, pinnacle."