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Variant of proa.
malajískur seglbátur meî jafnvægisskíîi
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The Chinaman had not taken the time to sight the ancient weapon carefully, but a gleeful smile lit his wrinkled, yellow face as he saw the splash of the ball where it struck the water almost at the side of the prahu.
At the shot the prahu slowed up, and a volley of musketry from her crew satisfied Sing that he had made no mistake in classifying her.
Virginia was watching the prahu from one of the cabin ports.
Tearing the cover from it she swung the muzzle toward the pirate prahu, which by now was nearly within range above the vessel's side--a moment more and she would be too close to use the weapon upon the pirates.
At the rate of fifty a minute, a stream of projectiles tore into the bow of the prahu when suddenly a richly garbed Malay in the stern rose to his feet waving a white cloth upon the point of his kris.
She saw the tall Malay issue a few commands, the oarsmen bent to their work, the prahu came about, making off toward the harbor's entrance.
Major organization : OBVODNEi SOUD PRO PRAHU 3 (00024406)
His unexpected arrival at Labuan had representatives of the North Borneo government scurrying to intercept him while making arrangements for a round-the-clock watch on the coast should he try to slip away to Brunei by prahu.
We had no lights of course, but there was a bright moon and we got to a little village where there was moored a pretty decrepit looking prahu (a Malay boat).
A v sadech koralu, jez slabe zruzovely for solo voice, 1987 -- CD Na prahu svetla, Happy Music, Prague 1996
Following two failed attempts, two prahu (native craft) were intercepted north of Kampong Kuala Lawas.
As water was running low they hailed a local prahu and when some of its crew went aboard the Malacca some of its crew told them what had happened.