As a politician, Sarkozy is as brutal as any buccaneer, and he lets the world see it.
A buccaneer wants status, too, but only if that status is justly earned and sustained through the quality of his work.
A buccaneer lives for the excitement of deciphering the mysteries of human experience.
That he was a "highwayman of the seas," a buccaneer and pirate, guilty of blood for gold, there can be no doubt.
It was a fame such as no buccaneer—not even Morgan—has ever boasted, before or since.
The following story illustrates the social relations of the buccaneer master and his servant.
Drake was a very great sailor, but he was undoubtedly a buccaneer.
There was a slight sound as of someone breathing hard, and the buccaneer stood before him.
As the buccaneer did so, Mercedes sank on her knees by the side of the dead woman.
The buccaneer paced the deck of his old ship in a thoughtful manner.
1660s, from French boucanier "user of a boucan," a native grill for roasting meat, from Tupi mukem (rendered in Portuguese as moquem c.1587): "initial b and m are interchangeable in the Tupi language" [Klein]. For Haitian variant barbacoa, see barbecue. Originally used of French settlers working as hunters and woodsmen in the Spanish West Indies, a lawless and piratical set after they were driven from their trade by Spanish authorities in the 1690s.