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Re: Interesting Sailboats
In Spanish "esquife" means "botecito", very small boat, in a derogatory way.
Just for the fun of it I made a search on Google images with Esquife and I could find very few images but I found two meaningful, one that sustain what you say regarding the derogatory meaning in Spanish and the other regarding the old Portuguese meaning, as a tender of a sailboat. The boats were long for allowing many rowers to give it the ability to move the mother ship without wind.
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