privateer

[ prahy-vuh-teer ]
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His own nephew was said to be among them; but him he would not serve, as he had been captured in a privateer.

We laughed at him, and advised him to be quiet and put us aboard the privateer.

Was n't he a smuggler, or a privateer's-man, or something of the kind?

Are you he who commanded the "Dwarf" privateer in the Isle of France?'

There was no sign of privateer or pirate, as far as the eye could reach.

We convoyed to keep the Alabama, a Confederate privateer, away.

If I fell in with an enemy's cruiser or a privateer I must expect to be stripped.

Suppose she should prove a privateer—a French war-vessel—of a nation hostile to my own?

I must turn from Governor of Galveston, and privateer to pirate.

But the gallant Surcouf soon turned from privateer to pirate.

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