Sentence Examples

  • The trade was contraband, and the opium was bought by the Chinese from depot ships at the ports.
  • CHOUANS (a Bas-Breton word signifying screech-owls), the name applied to smugglers and dealers in contraband salt, who rose in insurrection in the west of France at the time of the Revolution and joined the royalists of La Vendee.
  • Indeed, throughout the first half of the 18th century it was on a continuous war footing against English corsairs, making reprisals on British ships and thriving at the same time on a large contraband trade with Jamaica and other foreign colonies.
  • Of all English colonies, the Amcriea n were the mo~t nor,i,1n,~.;ind imnnrt~,nt, Their nio~iniilv to the ~nanish colonies in the West Indies had naturally led to a contraband trade.

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