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xe·bec also ze·bec or ze·beck (zē′bĕk′)
A small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails.
, probably from Catalan xabec
, from Arabic šabbāk
, from šabaka
, to entwine, fasten
; see śbk
in Semitic roots
(Nautical Terms) a small three-masted Mediterranean vessel with both square and lateen sails, formerly used by Algerian pirates and later used for commerce
[C18: earlier chebec from French, ultimately from Arabic shabbāk; present spelling influenced by Catalan xabec, Spanish xabeque (now jabeque)]
or ze•bec (ˈzi bɛk)
a small three-masted vessel of the Mediterranean, formerly much used by corsairs and later employed in commerce.
[1750–60; alter. of earlier chebec < French < Catalan xabec or Sp xabeque (now jabeque), both < Arabic shabbāk]
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Witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room for Operation Zebeck
on 0845 113 5000 extension 7630 6470 or Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.
(KAQ605) RONALD ZEBECK
, CEO of METRIS COMPANIES INC (MXT), describes the company's business and its background; prospects for the industry, with positive and negative trends; competitive threats; strategic opportunities for the firm including its marketing plans and acquisition potential; management strength and organization; and the financial prospects of the firm looking forward.
Ron Zebeck (Metris Companies): We've broken [the laws off physics in our business.
Zebeck: In the credit-card business, if you're the first bankcard in somebody's wallet, that customer will keep you on average about 17 years.
DCI Bacon added: "We are investigating the possibility that he knew his attacker." Witnesses or anyone with information should call the incident room for Operation Zebeck
on 0845 113 5000 extension 7630 6470 or the anonymous Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.