Polacca

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Polacca (Naut) A vessel with two or three masts, used in the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece, and without tops, caps, or crosstrees.
    • Polacca (Mus) See Polonaise.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polacca A vessel with two or three masts, used on the Mediterranean. The masts are usually of one piece.
    • n polacca In music, same as polonaisc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Polacca po-lak′a a species of vessel used in the Mediterranean, with three masts and a jib-boom; the fore and main masts being of one piece, and the mizzen-mast with a top and topmast.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. polacca, polaccra, polacra,; cf. F. polaque, polacre, Sp. polacre,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It., 'a Polish vessel.'

Usage

In literature:

The pensioner and the maid Polacca were laying the table-cloth.
"Marie" by Alexander Pushkin
In reality this polacca is thin, a tentative groping after a form that later was mastered so magnificently by the composer.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
November 14, 1829] during my visit at Prince Radziwill's an Alla Polacca with violoncello.
"Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician" by Frederick Niecks
A last romp is in polacca step on the tune of the Russian Theme.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
The Wyman is polacca-rigged, the only one in service, we think.
"Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2" by Richard Henry Bonnycastle
Having gained the bulwarks, the two officers, balancing themselves on the rail, look down over the decks of the polacca.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
She was a large ship of the corvette kind, with something of the carack and something of the polacca about her.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
At seven years of age he scored a polacca of his own for a band.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
I had not, however, forgotten my suspicions of the polacca.
"The Cruise of the Frolic" by W.H.G. Kingston
She ish polacca-rigged, and has von cut-vater like a pike's nose.
"Captain Kyd, Vol. II" by Joseph Holt Ingraham
The latter is said to have built the "Polacca," a small steamboat launched on the Passaic River in 1798.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Polacca, Quasi presto, C major, six-four.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton
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