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privateer
used in Moby Dick

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a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation; or a crew member of such a ship
  • Merchant ships are but extension bridges; armed ones but floating forts; even pirates and privateers, though following the sea as highwaymen the road, they but plunder other ships, other fragments of the land like themselves, without seeking to draw their living from the bottomless deep itself.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (63% in)

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