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sea rover

noun
1.
a pirate.
2.
a pirate ship.
Origin of sea rover
1570-1580
1570-80
Related forms
sea-roving, adjective, noun
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  • With a will, the great main-yard swung round to starboard, the sea rover paying off handsomely.

    Picked up at Sea J.C. Hutcheson
  • And what about our good ship, the sea rover, that we have left behind?

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • And when they took him on board the sea rover, they found that two of the sailors were also very ill with the fever.

    Prisoners of Conscience Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • At any rate, the engine of the sea rover chose that time to chug and cease to revolve!

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough
  • These fair waters and yellow-rimmed palm-nodding islands are the traditional home of the sea rover.

  • Not long after, Bully Brooms ship arrived, and the sea rover was informed of the sale.

  • The sea rover had made all her southern latitude, descending to the thirty-sixth parallel.

    Picked up at Sea J.C. Hutcheson
  • These fair waters and yellow-rimmed, palm-nodding islands are the traditional home of the sea rover.

    The Last Galley Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A moment later, the waves were rippling merrily along the sides of the sea rover as she headed out boldly into the high seas.

    The Lady and the Pirate Emerson Hough

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