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Algerine

[al-juh-reen] /ˌæl dʒəˈrin/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
3.
(lowercase) a pirate.
4.
(lowercase) algerienne.
Origin of Algerine
1650-1660
1650-60; Alger(ia) + -ine1

algerienne

or algerine

[al-jeer-ee-en] /ælˌdʒɪər iˈɛn/
noun
1.
a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.
Origin
< French algérienne, feminine of algérien Algerian, from the fact that the fabric is made in Algeria
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Examples from the Web for Algerine
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  • There is probably no more thrilling or exact an account of the Algerine slavery than he has given in "Don Quixote."

    Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  • Our larboard bow-chaser was fired, but the Algerine took no notice of it.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • In truth, the arguments from this case are worth little, even to those who approve the buying an Algerine forbearance of piracy.

  • The Algerine had, after all, outmanœuvred the over-clever Genoese.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • The Turkish and Algerine war fleets were almost entirely manned at the oars by captives thus secured.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • The Algerine could not believe this, and told the American so.

    Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland
  • The Algerine had her ventilators up, masts all standing, and yards crossed.

    With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty
  • Could I get at it by some fortunate introduction to the Algerine ambassador?

  • He was an Arnaut or Albanian, who was captured by an Algerine pirate at the age of twelve, and early showed a turn for adventure.

  • We have seen, in consequence, Algerine corsairs commanded by an archbishop.

    Cinq Mars, Complete Alfred de Vigny
British Dictionary definitions for Algerine

algerine

/ˌældʒəˈriːn/
noun
1.
a soft striped woollen cloth
Word Origin
C19: from French, from algérien Algerian: because the cloth was originally made in Algeria

Algerine

/ˌældʒəˈriːn/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Algeria
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