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Sir Francis Drake


Sir Francis Drake is a well-known hero in England.
  English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
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  • Sir Francis Drake is a well-known hero in England.
  • To San Franciscans "the City That Knows How" was the Bay, the fog, Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Top o’ the Mark, Chinatown, the Sunset District and so on and so forth and so white.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • It had known and served all the men of whom the nation is proud, from Sir Francis Drake to Sir John Franklin, knights all, titled and untitled—the great knights-errant of the sea.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Heart of Darkness
  • Therefore, every time that Ursula became exercised over her husband’s mad ideas, she would leap back over three hundred years of fate and curse the day that Sir Francis Drake had attacked Riohacha.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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  • WHEN THE PIRATE Sir Francis Drake attacked Riohacha in the sixteenth century, Ursula Iguaran’s great-great-grandmother became so frightened with the ringing of alarm bells and the firing of cannons that she lost control of her nerves and sat down on a lighted stove.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • He knew that to the east there lay an impenetrable mountain chain and that on the other side of the mountains there was the ardent city of Riohacha, where in times past-according to what he had been told by the first Aureliano Buendia, his grandfather-Sir Francis Drake had gone crocodile hunting with cannons and that he repaired hem and stuffed them with straw to bring to Queen Elizabeth.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • Only then did he discover that Amaranta Ursula was not his sister but his aunt, and that Sir Francis Drake had attacked Riohacha only so that they could seek each other through the most intricate labyrinths of blood until they would engender the mythological animal that was to bring the line to an end.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Sir Francis Drake [8] , Sir Walter Raleigh [8] , Daniel Boone [7] , Ponce de León [7] , Sir Walter Raleigh [8]
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