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galley slave

a criminal or slave condemned to row in a galley
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The movie revels in ghoulish scenes of sadism, particularly during its pirate sea battle, the oar-rhythm galley-slave drum presenting the only time-keeping challenge of the evening.
But his history of the Scots Reformation is as notable for its prose as its polemic, and not only in the often-quoted account of how, as a French galley-slave, he saw the spires and steeples of St.
They further come across galley-slaves who were convicted as criminals and Don Quixote comes to their help in line with his determination to right all wrongs and liberating the oppressed.