Word of the Week: Caïque

As in:

“Nicholas’ marine influence spread throughout the Mediterranean, the Aegean, and the Adriatic, into the Black Sea and latterly across the oceans. Trading ships and caïques took his name or hung his icon in the cabin, honoring it with a burning lamp” (Seal, 2005, p.33).                                

Seal, J. (2005). Nicholas: The Epic journey from saint to Santa ClausNew York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing.

For definitions of caïque, consult the Oxford English Dictionary

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