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privateer
used in Persuasion

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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
  • I knew that we should either go to the bottom together, or that she would be the making of me; and I never had two days of foul weather all the time I was at sea in her; and after taking privateers enough to be very entertaining, I had the good luck in my passage home the next autumn, to fall in with the very French frigate I wanted.
    Chapter 8 (31% in)

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