Sentence Examples

  • In the 17th century it was often raided by buccaneers, notably in 1606, when it was completely sacked.
  • BUCCANEERS, the name given to piratical adventurers of different nationalities united in their opposition to Spain, who maintained themselves chiefly in the Caribbean Sea during the 17th century.
  • Eight years later, however, watching their opportunity when many buccaneers were absent in the larger island, the Spaniards attacked Tortuga, and massacred every settler they could seize.
  • But the others returned; and the buccaneers, now in open hostility to the Spanish arms, began to receive recruits from every European trading nation, and for three-quarters of a century became the scourge of the Spanish-American trade and dominions.
  • England was absorbed in the Civil War, and the buccaneers had to maintain themselves as best they could, - now mainly on the sea.

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