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schooner
A fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel having at least two masts, with a foremast that is usually smaller than the other masts.
marooned
To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon
buccaneers
A pirate, especially one of the freebooters who preyed on Spanish shipping in the West Indies during the 17th century.
cove
A small sheltered bay in the shoreline of a sea, river, or lake.
bearings
Something that supports weight
sabre
a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
handbarrow
A flat rectangular tray or cart with carrying poles at each end, used in transporting loads
tottering
To sway as if about to fall
capstan bars
one of the long bars or levers by which the capstan is worked
connoisseur
A person with expert knowledge or training, especially in the fine arts
berth
Sufficient space for a ship to maneuver; sea room
desirous
Having or expressing desire
four-penny
used of nail size
dry tortugas
An island group of southern Florida west of Key West. Famed for their marine life, the islands were named Tortugas
spanish main
The coastal region of mainland Spanish America in the 16th and 17th centuries, extending from the Isthmus of Panama to the mouth of the Orinoco River
tyrannizes
To treat tyrannically
hawker
One who sells goods aggressively
rheumatics
Of, relating to, or suffering from rheumatism.
ruffian
A tough or rowdy person
assizes
A session of a court
tallowy
Hard fat obtained from parts of the bodies of cattle, sheep, or horses, and used in foodstuffs or to make candles, leather dressing, soap, and lubricants.
leer
A desirous, sly, or knowing look
cutlass
A short heavy sword with a curved single-edged blade, once used as a weapon by sailors
sheath
A case for a blade, as of a sword
talons
The claw of a bird of prey
fugitive
Running away or fleeing, as from the law.
chine
The line of intersection between the side and bottom of a flatbottom or V-bottom boat
gallows
A device usually consisting of two upright posts supporting a crossbeam from which a noose is suspended and used for execution by hanging
prophetic
Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
lancet
A surgical knife with a short, wide, pointed double-edged blade, used especially for making punctures and small incisions
noggin
A small mug or cup
pitch
Any of various thick, dark, sticky substances obtained from the distillation residue of coal tar, wood tar, or petroleum and used for waterproofing, roofing, caulking, and paving
Yellow Jack
A yellow flag hoisted on a ship to request pratique or warn of disease on board
lee shore
A shore toward which the wind blows and toward which a ship is likely to be driven
guinea
A broad inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the great bend in the west-central coast of Africa
lubber
An inexperienced sailor
scowling
To wrinkle or contract the brow as an expression of anger or disapproval
cowed
To frighten with threats or a show of force
apoplexy
a stroke