While thus talking, our pinnace was observed coming ashore well armed, on which the natives went away.
I was helping to get out the pinnace, and there is a mort of dust and dirt about her.
A volley of musket-balls was poured into Claybourne's pinnace, and three of his men fell dead.
"I'd liefer haul out the pinnace," replied Alden with a grimace.
The waves were so high that, when the cutter was in one trough, and we in the pinnace in another, her mast was hid.
It was Kamuso, who said he was bound for Sandwich and would beg a passage in the pinnace.
The pinnace had again been seized, and again he was obliged to level the guns of the fort against her and compel submission.
But his men 'added force to their entreaties, and so carried him to his pinnace.'
The pinnace was accordingly steered into the bay, and anchored a short distance from the shore.
And what all eyes were now intent on was her pinnace, as she covered the distance between us.
small, light vessel, 1540s, from Middle French pinace (earlier spinace, 15c., from Old French espinace, Modern French péniche; also attested as Anglo-Latin spinachium (mid-14c.)); of unknown origin. The French word perhaps is from Italian pinaccia or Spanish pinaza, from pino "pine tree; ship" (Latin pinus "pine tree" also had a secondary sense of "ship, vessel"). But variations in early forms makes this uncertain.