Synonyms for corsair

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He considered the corsair a moment with his sunken smouldering eyes.

Yusuf was standing at the corsair leader's elbow speaking rapidly.

"Pay him, Ali," said the corsair shortly, and he advanced to receive his purchase.

"I have lived too little with women to be able to give thee an answer," said the corsair.

He was just, and he had a conscience, as odd a thing as it was awkward in a corsair Basha.

The words were out and the thing was done before Asad had realized the corsair's intent.

If it were a Corsair, the rowers would all be Christian prisoners.

I have read the Corsair, mended my petticoat, and have nothing else to do.

One day Belle-Etoile overheard the Corsair and his wife talking.

“The same, at your service,” said the corsair, as he had better be called now.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle French corsaire (15c.), from Provençal cursar, Italian corsaro, from Medieval Latin cursarius "pirate," from Latin cursus "course, a running," from currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Meaning of the Medieval Latin verb evolved from "course" to "journey" to "expedition" to an expedition specifically for plunder.

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