man-of-war


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man-of-war

, man o' war
1. a warship
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As it was, the murder of the white men, of any white man, would bring a man-of-war that would kill the offenders and chop down the precious cocoanut trees.
It recalled to my mind tales that I had read of the good old days when naval vessels were built to fight, when ships of peace had been man-of-war, and guns had flashed in other than futile target practice, and decks had run red with blood.
New Delhi [India], August 7 ( ANI ): Scores of blue bottle jellyfish also known as Portuguese man-of-war we spotted cross the beaches of Mumbai, causing panic and fear among the people.
Humans stung with the man-of-war's venom could develop a fever, go into shock or experience trouble with their heart and lungs.
Portuguese man-of-war is a big jellyfish-like creature with a large purple-blue, gas-filled bladder and tentacles that hang below the water.
The public are being warned not to touch the Portuguese Man-of-War which is not a single animal but a floating colony.
The body of a Portuguese man-of-war is made up of a gas-filled sack, which floats on the surface, with stinging tentacles that float up to 50m below.
Naval songs on the album are "The Fight of the Hatteras and Alabama"; "The Jamestown Homeward Bound"; "Farragut's Ball"; "The Florida's Cruise"; "The Old Virginia Lowlands, Low"; "The Blockade Runner"; "The Bold Privateer"; "A Yankee Man-of-War"; "The Sailor's Grave"; "The Brooklyn, Sloop-of-War"; "The Alabama"; "The Fate of the Pirate Alabama"; "The Monitor & Merrimac." Well-performed by a trio of singers and a bounty of talented musicians, the album will enhance anyone's understanding of the experiences of naval combat during the Civil War.
A post on Twitter and her website said: "After more than 40 hours of swimming and two Portuguese Man-of-War stings, Diana Nyad decided to end her swim today."
It was based on a Spanish man-of-war and was made out of glass rod.