The Pirate Dictionary

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Reading through these words and phrases is an abbreviated trip through history, with lists of major naval mutinies, a summary of the slave trade, and even jokes. This dictionary is written to be entertaining as well as informative, to give a flavor of the interesting times from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries when pirates controlled many sea lanes. It also contains a treasure trove of factual information about life aboard the ship, important pirate haunts, and ...

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Overview

Reading through these words and phrases is an abbreviated trip through history, with lists of major naval mutinies, a summary of the slave trade, and even jokes. This dictionary is written to be entertaining as well as informative, to give a flavor of the interesting times from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries when pirates controlled many sea lanes. It also contains a treasure trove of factual information about life aboard the ship, important pirate haunts, and technical terms.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589802438
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,001,118
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Terry Breverton is an expert on pirates and Welsh history.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2008

    A good but not great pirate dictionary.

    I did enjoy reading alot of the meanings of old words and sayings. It did seem like some words and sayings that should be in it was MIA though.I still do recomend this book to anyone intrested in pirates or just meanings to old phrases and words. I would of made my rating higher if it was complete as some of the other books I have read.

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