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Barbarossa ii



(Khair ed-Din) c1466–1546, Barbary pirate, born in Greece (brother of Barbarossa I).

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    uncivilized; wild; savage; crude. savagely cruel or harsh: The prisoners of war were given barbarous treatment. full of harsh sounds; noisy; discordant: an evening of wild and barbarous music. not conforming to classical standards or accepted usage, as language. foreign; alien. (among ancient Greeks) designating a person or thing of non-Greek origin. Contemporary Examples The […]

  • Barbarously

    uncivilized; wild; savage; crude. savagely cruel or harsh: The prisoners of war were given barbarous treatment. full of harsh sounds; noisy; discordant: an evening of wild and barbarous music. not conforming to classical standards or accepted usage, as language. foreign; alien. (among ancient Greeks) designating a person or thing of non-Greek origin. Historical Examples Remember […]



  • Barbary

    a region in N Africa, extending from W of Egypt to the Atlantic Ocean and including the former Barbary States. Contemporary Examples We fought our first foreign war in Algiers to defeat the Barbary pirates. The Algeria Powder Keg Bruce Riedel January 20, 2013 Historical Examples I remarked to him, that every time I had […]

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    a tailless macaque, Macaca sylvanus, of mountain ranges in northwestern Africa, now greatly reduced in number: a small, managed colony of unknown origin is maintained on the Rock of Gibraltar. Historical Examples The magot is sometimes known as the Barbary ape, although of course it is not really an ape at all. The Animal World, […]



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