man-of-war man-of-war

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a warship intended for combat
  2. (n) large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

Usage(s):

  1. But inasmuch as it is unable to do so, it agrees to pay the expenses which may be incurred by the despatch of an American man-of-war to receive the remains.
  2. Some SO miles from the coast of Japan, the Nipponese man-of-war Manchu dropped its sounding lead.
  3. A map was brought and the Queen was tactfully shown that La Paz was much too far inland for the guns of a British man-of-war to force a suitable apology.

News

  1. Visitors of Horseneck Beach in Westport warned of Portuguese man-of-war sightings

    There was something scary in the warm, blue ocean at Horseneck Beach on Thursday. The Portuguese man-of-war, which resembles a jellyfish, floated in from southern waters and stung 12 swimmers at the beach, according to published reports. The only indication at the beach Friday was a sign posted outside the restrooms warning of reported sightings.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  2. Visitors at Horseneck Beach in Westport warned of Portuguese man-of-war sightings

    There was something scary in the warm, blue ocean at Horseneck Beach on Thursday. The Portuguese man-of-war, which resembles a jellyfish, floated in from southern waters and stung 12 swimmers at the beach, according to published reports. The only indication at the beach Friday was a sign posted outside the restrooms warning of reported sightings.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: The Taunton Gazette

  3. 12 stung from Portuguese man-of-war

    Officials at a popular Southeastern Massachusetts beach are urging swimmers to be on alert following several reports of Portuguese man-of-wars.
    on July 6, 2013     Source: WPRI Providence

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