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Argosy

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A merchant ship. A corruption of “ragusea.” Ships of the largest size were built at Ragusa in Dalmatia and Venice.

“He hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies … . a third to Mexico, a fourth to England.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, i. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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