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Portuguese man-of-war, man-o'-war

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statesman put it, "the man-o'-war precedes the merchantman and impresses primitive peoples.
Just imagine a huge lake and a Spanish village where, six times a day, a Royal Navy man-o'-war sails around the cove and engages in battle with a pirate galleon.
Portuguese man-o'-war Jorge Cadete buried Hearts with the kind of goals that are the birthright of the natural predator.