pirate


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pirate

1. a person who commits piracy
2. 
a. a vessel used by pirates
b. (as modifier): a pirate ship

pirate

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There was an easy, com- fortable path along the shore under the bluff, but it lacked the advantages of difficulty and danger so val- ued by a pirate.
It came from a source equally unlooked for by either thern or pirate.
Hadley, who chaperoned them; "Whisky" Bob, a youthful oyster pirate of sixteen; and "Spider" Healey, a black-whiskered wharf-rat of twenty.
My men were sent by an equal division into both the pirate ships, and my sloop new manned.
In a pirate, man-of-war, or slave ship, when the captain is rowed anywhere in his boat, he always sits in the stern sheets on a comfortable, sometimes cushioned seat there, and often steers himself with a pretty little milliner's tiller decorated with gay cords and ribbons.
We first supposed, as indeed everybody had related to us, that the seamen on board the English and Dutch ships, but especially the Dutch, were so enraged at the name of a pirate, and especially at our beating off their boats and escaping, that they would not give themselves leave to inquire whether we were pirates or no, but would execute us off-hand, without giving us any room for a defence.
Better kill a hundred friends, he thought, than be captured by a single pirate.
Then the Doctor asked Dab-Dab to fly up and tell the swallows that pirates were coming after them in a swift ship, and what should he do about it.
The lost boys were out looking for Peter, the pirates were out looking for the lost boys, the redskins were out looking for the pirates, and the beasts were out looking for the redskins.
Here, according to Nicholas's description of the beds and the manner of raiding, it was possible for us to catch the pirates in the act of stealing oysters, and at the same time to get them in our power.
He said it warn't no use talking, heathens don't amount to shucks alongside of pirates to work a camp-meeting with.
When the pirates saw all this, then at last they bade the helmsman to put the ship to land.