prau


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prau

 (prou)
n.
Variant of proa.

prau

(praʊ)
n
(Nautical Terms) another word for proa
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He sat cross-legged, with his gun in his hands, on the roof at the stern of his prau. The barrel of his rifle glinted aslant before his big red face.
It leaped three times; and three times with the eyes of my mind I saw in the gloom within the enclosed space of the prau a woman with streaming hair going away from her land and her people.
"On the third night we two left our land together in a trading prau.
I tell you I saw her long black hair spread behind her upon the moonlit water as she struck out with bare arms by the side of a swift prau. She was beautiful, she was faithful, and in the silence of foreign countries she spoke to me very low in the language of my people.
At Malarrak a single Macassan prau is depicted, initially in white but with further detail later added using yellow ochre.
In this work, Prau, 2006, a woman visible from behind walks through a wooded area, speaking (though we do not see to whom, as her voice is almost drowned out by the sound of chirping birds).