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Now let us follow the ship Roosevelt in its piratic career northward.

What horror to look into the muddy sediment which floats round the piratic keel!

Because Murphy could not write, Pritchard was left with him to read the piratic instructions once each week.

Indeed, this name of Skelt appears so stagey and piratic, that I will adopt it boldly to design these qualities.

The Algerines were now sweeping with their piratic crafts the Mediterranean, exacting tribute from all Christian powers.

Lured by such hopes of plunder, Venice was as eager as the pope to take a share in the piratic expedition.

The Scottish broch-people, associated in tradition with the Picts, were notorious for their piratic habits.

And thus Sumner cannot detect that England makes war on our commerce, under the piratic flag of the rebels.

Robber bands and piratic hordes will often fight with ferocity and desperation which can not be surpassed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin pirata "sailor, corsair, sea robber" (source of Spanish, Italian pirata, Dutch piraat, German Pirat), literally "one who attacks (ships)," from Greek peirates "brigand, pirate," literally "one who attacks," from peiran "to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try," from peira "trial, an attempt, attack," from PIE root *per- "try" (cf. Latin peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment; attempt on or against; enterprise;" see peril). An Old English word for it was sæsceaða. Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913.

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