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land pirate

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Definition of land pirate in English:

noun

A robber or highwayman.
Example sentences
  • His burden is made all the heavier by the difficulty of keeping the charming outlaw Macheath, at this point a roving land pirate, confined in Newgate Prison long enough to be hanged
  • In the late 1700s Jeremiah Smith began to become the man the world would eventually know as Fire Island's most notorious land pirate.
  • These successive biographies provide a capsule history of popular views of criminals, for they manifest an increasing sympathy with the land pirate.

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