Algerine



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(lowercase) a pirate.
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a brightly striped woolen fabric used for tents, awnings, curtains, etc.
Historical Examples

There is probably no more thrilling or exact an account of the Algerine slavery than he has given in “Don Quixote.”
Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Our larboard bow-chaser was fired, but the Algerine took no notice of it.
Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston

In truth, the arguments from this case are worth little, even to those who approve the buying an Algerine forbearance of piracy.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) Edmund Burke

The Algerine had, after all, outmanœuvred the over-clever Genoese.
Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale

The Turkish and Algerine war fleets were almost entirely manned at the oars by captives thus secured.
The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou

The Algerine could not believe this, and told the American so.
Historic Adventures Rupert S. Holland

The Algerine had her ventilators up, masts all standing, and yards crossed.
With the Allies to Pekin George Alfred Henty

Could I get at it by some fortunate introduction to the Algerine ambassador?
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Charles Lamb

He was an Arnaut or Albanian, who was captured by an Algerine pirate at the age of twelve, and early showed a turn for adventure.
The Story of the Barbary Corsairs Stanley Lane-Poole

We have seen, in consequence, Algerine corsairs commanded by an archbishop.
Cinq Mars, Complete Alfred de Vigny

noun
a soft striped woollen cloth
adjective
of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants
noun
a native or inhabitant of Algeria

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