Tuesday, August 26, 2008

War of Man

“Once, I remember, we came upon a man-of-war anchored off the coast. There wasn’t even a shed there, and she was shelling the bush” (13).

A man-of-war is a type of warship developed in the 15th century propelled by sails instead of the then-typical oars. Henry VIII had man-of-war ships developed in England in the 16th century. Shelling the bush is a term for firing the cannons of the ship into the bushes on shore.

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