piratical

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  • The scene of piratical operations in America was now very much changed. Cited from Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts, by Frank Richard Stockton
  • In this piratical way they must make war with good advantage. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12), by Burke
  • I had no longer any doubt that I was on board a piratical vessel. Cited from The Pirate of the Mediterranean, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • It was even a matter of grave legal doubt whether he had committed one single piratical act. Cited from The Old Merchant Marine, by Ralph D. Paine
  • They certainly possess more than half the whole power of the piratical States. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 1 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
  • Now the piratical ships had increased to above a thousand, and the cities captured by them were four hundred. Cited from Plutarch's Lives Volume III, by Plutarch
  • One thing appeared certain, that the piratical fleet was still at anchor off the fort. Cited from The Three Admirals, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • The piratical ships of the early English were row-boats of very simple construction. Cited from Early Britain, by Grant Allen
  • And now let us see how the Irish met the same piratical invasions. Cited from Irish Race in the Past and the Present, by Thebaud
  • Took a run farther south than usual after a piratical-looking craft, but missed her. Cited from Shifting Winds, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Our conversation these past two days has been nautical and piratical. Cited from Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster
  • Whatever piratical plans they had got made up were evidently for afterward. Cited from A Master of Fortune, by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
  • There is no doubt that she was bound upon a piratical adventure. Cited from Men of Invention and Industry by Samuel Smiles #2
  • Just as we were about to start, however, we were told that four piratical craft had been seen in the bay. Cited from The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes, by Jagor, et al.
  • This attempt instigated piratical activity since the countries would not always agree with one another.
  • But what will you do with the piratical States? Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 2 (of 4), ed. by T. J. Randolph
  • Tim had got this idea of an organization from his piratical literature. Cited from All Aboard; or, Life on the Lake, by Oliver Optic
  • Much of their fish went up the Mediterranean, now shut to us by the piratical States. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 6, ed. by Lipscomb and Bergh
  • If she should have no force, no navy to protect her, she would be exposed to piratical incursions. Cited from Choice Specimens of American Literature, And Literary Reader, by Martin
  • It looks like a cheerful piratical coast in the sky before me. Cited from Look Back on Happiness, by Knut Hamsun
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Meaning of piratical

  • adjective Characteristic of pirates
    piratical attackers
  • adjective Characteristic of piracy
    piratical editions of my book