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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The horrors which the Anglo-Saxons had inflicted on the Britons they themselves were now to suffer from their still heathen and piratical kinsmen the 'Danes' or Northmen, inhabitants or the Scandinavian peninsula and the neighboring coasts.
So Jos used to go to sleep a good deal with his bandanna over his face and be very comfortable, and read all the English news, and every word of Galignani's admirable newspaper (may the blessings of all Englishmen who have ever been abroad rest on the founders and proprietors of that piratical print
He momentarily fulfilled all Fanshaw's fable of an old piratical Admiral; though the details seemed afterwards to decompose into accidents.
Perhaps Marcia may wonder what colour the rest of the world was apart from the bits she knows were coloured in by the red by the piratical British.
Even the director himself, Mike Baulch, makes a brief appearance and, having directed the same panto nine years ago, he's really looking forward to another spot of piratical adventure…
In their piratical explorations they are doggedly pursued by Vos's henchmen.
Nonetheless, it is unfortunate that such a significant development in regional piratical activity, with its consequent political and operational implications for regional cooperation, has evaded capture and discussion in the current volume.
After years of Johnny Depp telling reporters that he based his characterisation of Jack Sparrow partly on Keith Richards, the Rolling Stones guitarist joined the third film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as Sparrow's piratical father Captain Teague.
We hope that the increasing piratical raids in the Sulu Sea including the abductions of sailors do not become a severe setback to the peace process, because it seems the peace process cannot address such security risks as piracy,' Bandila said.
The products are intended for installation on ships frigate to counter asymmetric threats surface type piratical.
That similarity extended to a love of all things piratical - and the idea of a Conwy Pirate Weekend wedding was hatched.
Because an official inquiry into the rotten culture of these piratical fatcats being quietly dropped is George Osborne and the Treasury letting the leaders of an industry which crashed the country off the hook.