The road to Cucao was so very bad that we determined to embark in a periagua.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
The boat was really much bigger than ever I saw a canoe or periagua, that was made of one tree, in my life.
"The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York, Mariner, Vol. 1" by Daniel Defoe
The periagua, as the craft was called, partook of a European and an American character.
"The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas" by James Fenimore Cooper
Periaguas, or large flat-bottomed canoes, were to be constructed for use in shoal waters.
"The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century" by Clarence Henry Haring
After these came two lumbering periaguas, with sixteen men in each.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Batteau and periagua still are used; and the gundalow, picturesque with its lateen sail, still is found on our northern New England shores.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Several of the chiefs entered a large boat, called a periagua.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Through the influence of the Portuguese trader, our party had the good fortune to obtain a proper periagua and crew.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
Five Christians passing over it in a periagua, which the Governor had sent with a captain, the periagua overset.
"A Narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto into Florida published at Evora in 1557" by A Gentleman of Elvas