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Etymology

From fire + ship

Noun

Singular
fireship

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  1. (nautical) A sailing ship that has been set alight and left to drift into an opposing fleet. Famously used by Englishman Sir Francis Drake when fighting the Spanish Armada of 1588.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A diseased prostitute.

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References

  • Depraved and Insulting English – Peter Novobatsky & Ammon Shea ISBN: 0-15-601149-2

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