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William, 1754–1817, British naval officer: captain of H.M.S. Bounty, the crew of which mutinied 1789.
Contemporary Examples

How Public Enemies Kills Its Gangsters Stanley Crouch July 4, 2009

Historical Examples

Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas
Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
Hurricane Hurry W.H.G. Kingston
The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
Zoological Illustrations, or Original Figures and Descriptions. Volume II, Second Series William Swainson
The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
News from the Duchy Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
History of Australia and New Zealand Alexander Sutherland

William. 1754–1817, British admiral; Governor of New South Wales (1806–9), deposed by the New South Wales Corps: as a captain, commander of H.M.S. Bounty when the crew mutinied in 1789


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