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Word: buccaneer

Definition: pirate


Sentences Containing 'buccaneer'

'And so,' he said, gaily, 'we abandon this buccaneer life tomorrow, do we?'
Despite the Buccaneer defense holding the Giants to only 91 yards passing, 28 yards rushing, and only 4 first downs, the Giants scored 17 points off of turnovers.
Don Pierson's original plan was to lease or sell the ship to the government of Haiti for it to establish two powerful 50 kW commercial radio stations aimed at American tourists visiting the old buccaneer stronghold of Tortuga island, which is located some 10 miles off the north coast of the main Haitian island of Hispaniola which is also shared by the Dominican Republic.
Early accounts by Dutch explorers and the English buccaneer William Dampier wrote of the "natives of New Holland" as being "barbarous savages", but by the time of Captain James Cook and First Fleet marine Watkin Tench (the era of Jean-Jacques Rousseau), accounts of Aborigines were more sympathetic and romantic: "these people may truly be said to be in the pure state of nature, and may appear to some to be the most wretched upon the earth; but in reality they are far happier than ... we Europeans", wrote Cook in his journal on 23 August 1770.
In 1678, Trujillo was the farthest point in a daring raid on Spanish-held Venezuela, carried out by six pirate ships and 700 men led by the French buccaneer Michel de Grammont.
Longtime Buccaneer player Paul Gruber suffered a broken leg, and missed the rest of the season, and it would ultimately be his final NFL game.
Shaun King narrowed the Buccaneers to a 14–3 deficit to start the fourth quarter, but it was the Buccaneer defense which kept the team in the game.
Steady rain made for sloppy conditions, but the Buccaneer defense dominated the game.
Taken from the album "Sirens", the Wendy Trilogy assumes that Wendy took Captain Hook up on his offer to turn buccaneer.
The Buccaneer defense held the Giants to only 135 total yards, and picked off Kanell three times in the 20–3 victory.
The Buccaneer defense remained firm and held Kansas City to 5 yards passing in the first half.
The Count is stunned when he learns that the pirate Black Zarono has landed on his shore, followed by the buccaneer, Strombanni.
The win secured, at minimum, a wild card playoff spot for Tampa Bay, and is regarded as one of the greatest regular season games in Buccaneer history.

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