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 Ar’gonauts.Argot [Ar’go]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Argosy.
 
A merchant ship. A corruption of “ragusea.” Ships of the largest size were built at Ragusa in Dalmatia and Venice.   1
        “He hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies … . a third to Mexico, a fourth to England.”—Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, i. 3.
 


 Ar’gonauts.Argot [Ar’go]. 

 
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