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. The great banths which we had liberated in the garden had evidently been awed at first by the sound of the battle, the yelling of the warriors and the loud report of rifle and bomb.
Then I sought out French Frank, the oyster pirate, who wanted to sell, I had heard, his sloop, the Razzle Dazzle.
My men were sent by an equal division into both the pirate ships, and my sloop new manned.
And as for Pirates, when they chance to cross each other's cross-bones, the first hail is -- How many skulls?
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.
But even when all these were put up on the masts to catch the wind, the boat did not go nearly as fast as the pirates'--which kept coming on behind, closer and closer.
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.
Our faces were unfamiliar on the Lower Bay, but as the Reindeer was well known as a fish-patrol sloop, the Greek boy, whose name was Nicholas, and I were to sail some innocent-looking craft down to Asparagus Island and join the oyster pirates' fleet.
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.