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privateer
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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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
  • We had a good observation, and the captain judg'd himself so near our port, Falmouth, that, if we made a good run in the night, we might be off the mouth of that harbor in the morning, and by running in the night might escape the notice of the enemy's privateers, who often crus'd near the entrance of the channel.

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