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Barbary Coast

(bär`bərē), waterfront area of San Francisco, Calif., in the years after the 1849 gold rush. Gamblers, gangsters, prostitutes, and confidence men flourished, and the brothels, saloons, and disreputable boardinghouses made the Barbary Coast—named after the pirate coast of North Africa—notorious throughout the world.

Barbary Coast

the. the Mediterranean coast of North Africa: a centre of piracy against European shipping from the 16th to the 19th centuries
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Some 5,000 Englishmen were at the time languishing on the Barbary Coast.
Excavating the Barbary Coast gives us an excellent opportunity to understand the underbelly of Virginia City," said project director, Don Hardesty, a professor at UNR.
5th race: 1 King One Emperor (Al Montasir, A Smith, Hassan Al Mubasher); 2 Call My Number (Fawzi Abdulla Nass, Fawzi Nass, Hussain Abdulla); 3 Padroa Lima (Fadhel Juma Abdulla, Adel Ahmed, Hussain Makki); 4 Barbary Coast (Hussain Marzooq Jaffar, Yousif Alboainain, Mohammed Al Saffar).
Like their modern equivalents, the Barbary coast pirates relied on fast boats and fear to overcome their prey," he adds.
This reminds us of the history that it is military capabilities that long ago helped make it possible to free the Barbary Coast of pirates, so that our world of commerce and ideas could enjoy Freedom of the Seas, and that Freedom of the Seas continues to be sustained thanks to the U.
Barbary Coast was improving well until blowing up on very soft ground at Bath last time and could well get his career back on track in the betdirect.
That afternoon on the Barbary Coast, autumn announced itself in the wind over the walled city of Mogador.
While the first two focus on the history of the Barbary Coast and on Cervantes' years of captivity, the last three turn to his writings.
This year, the festival opens with Hawaiian hula from Na Lei Hula I Ka Wekiu and includes the children's group African Queens and perennial fest favorites the Barbary Coast Cloggers.
As in New York, the budget was limited but, in San Francisco, the building was romantic; the offices occupy three floors of a historic brick warehouse at 55 Union Street on the city's old Barbary Coast.
It's a museum now, complete with player piano, an evocation that stands in for San Francisco's Barbary Coast, Washington's Hooker's Brigade, New Orleans' Storyville, and all the other vanished districts of mixed shame and pleasure, ragtime and jazz.
While the success of this first novel provided sudden wealth and notoriety, Mailer's second effort, Barbary Coast, was a disappointment.