Becoming tired of an inactive life, Blackbeard afterward resumed his piratical career.
One morning Captain Blackbeard finds that his stock of medicine is low.
It rested in front of Blackbeard's knees, the top showing above the curve of the gunwales.
Blackbeard again jumped up in the air and clapped his heels.
John Teach, or Blackbeard, was a very eminent man—a very handsome man, and a very devil amongst the ladies.
"I do suppose Blackbeard's so afraid he don't know how to see," said the first speaker.
They sent to the Governor of Virginia, and asked him to fit out a ship to capture Blackbeard.
The lieutenant heard somebody say, "That's Blackbeard hisself."
Blackbeard's boat was not rowed to his vessel, but his men pulled steadily shoreward.
But though he was gone, the widow was not a whit more gracious to Captain Blackbeard.
Old English tæcan (past tense and past participle tæhte) "to show, point out," also "to give instruction," from Proto-Germanic *taikijanan (cf. Old High German zihan, German zeihen "to accuse," Gothic ga-teihan "to announce"), from PIE *deik- "to show, point out" (see diction). Related to Old English tacen, tacn "sign, mark" (see token). Related: Taught; teaching.
Old English tæcan had more usually a sense of "show, declare, warn, persuade" (cf. German zeigen "to show," from the same root); while the Old English word for "to teach, instruct, guide" was more commonly læran, source of modern learn and lore.