Piracy Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Piracy

  1. Barbary Coast Mediterranean coastline of former Barbary States; former pirate lair. [Afr. Hist.: NCE, 229]
  2. Blackbeard (Edward Teach, d. 1718) colorful, albeit savage, corsair. [Br. Hist.: Jameson, 495]
  3. Conrad, Lord proud, ascetic but successful buccaneer. [Br. Lit.: The Corsair, Walsh Modern, 104]
  4. Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596) British navigator and admiral; famed for marauding expeditions against Spanish. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 793]
  5. Fomorians mythical, prehistoric, giant pirates who raided and pillaged Irish coast. [Irish Legend: Leach, 409]
  6. Hawkins, Sir John (1532–1595) British admiral; led lucrative slave-trading expeditions. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1206]
  7. Hook, Captain treacherous pirate in Never-Never Land. [Br. Lit.: Peter Pan]
  8. Jolly Roger black pirate flag with white skull and crossbones. [World Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 926]
  9. Jonsen, Captain boards ship taking seven children to England, seizes its valuables, and sails off with the children, who have their own piratical plans. [Br. Lit.: The Innocent Voyage (High Wind in Jamaica) in Magill II, 488]
  10. Kidd, Captain William (1645–1701) British captain; turned pirate. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1476]
  11. Lafitte, Jean (1780–1826) leader of Louisiana band of privateers and smugglers. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1516]
  12. Morgan, Sir Henry (1635–1688) Welsh buccaneer; took over privateer band after Mansfield’s death. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1832]
  13. Silver, Long John one-legged corsair; leads mutiny on Hispaniola. [Br. Lit.: Treasure Island]
  14. Singleton, Captain buccaneer acquires great wealth depredating in West Indies and Indian Ocean. [Br. Lit.: Captain Singleton]


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