Definition of Biremes

1. Noun. (plural of bireme) ¹



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Definition of Biremes

1. bireme [n] - See also: bireme

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biremes

birdwatches
birdwatching
birdwing
birdwings
birdwoman
birdwomen
birdy
birectangular
bireflectance
bireflectances
birefringence
birefringences
birefringent
birefringently
bireme
biremes (current term)
biretta
biretta'd
birettaed
birettas
birhythmic
birhythmicity
biriani
birianis
birimbao
biringuccite
biriyani
biriyanis
birk
birken

Literary usage of Biremes

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1. History of Phoenicia by George Rawlinson (1889)
"... and thus, for a vessel of the same length, doubling the number of the rowers. Ships of this kind, which the Greeks called ' biremes,' are represented in ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1914)
"Besides the biremes, ships with single banks of ours were used, ... but in common use it was probably restricted to biremes, and even B those ..."

3. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1891)
"The representations of biremes are sufficiently numerous to indicate that in the early vase period they were the typical vessel. ..."

4. Boating by Walter Bradford Woodgate (1888)
"biremes, were found to be more than a match for the leviathans, whose doom from that moment was ... The column of Trajan exhibits biremes as still in vogue. ..."

5. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes by Alfred Edward Thomas Watson (1888)
"biremes. were found to be more than a match for the leviathans, whose doom from that moment was ... The column of Trajan exhibits biremes as still in vogue. ..."

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