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Góndola. n.s. [gondole, French.] A boat much used in Venice; a small boat.

                    He saw did swim
Along the shore, as swift as glance of eye,
A little gondelay, bedecked trim
With boughs and arbours woven cunningly.
Fairy Queen.

In a gondola were seen together Lorenzo and his amorous Jessica. Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.

        As with gondola's and men, his
Good excellence the duke of Venice
Sails out, and gives the gulph a ring.

Sources: Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice (83) · Prior, Matthew (162) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

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