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quadrireme

[kwod-ruh-reem] /ˈkwɒd rəˌrim/
noun
1.
(in classical antiquity) a galley having four banks of oars.
Origin of quadrireme
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin quadrirēmis, equivalent to quadri- quadri- + -rēmis (derivative of rēmus oar)
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  • Here, at Cape Dire, oh, there are only uncivilized Macrobii and no noble lords who could afford to buy the quadrireme!

    The Tour Louis Couperus

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