Sentence Examples


  • Voyaging from Toulouse to Narbonne, he was captured by Barbary pirates, who took him to Tunis and sold him as a slave.
  • Teignmouth was burned by French pirates in 1340, and was again devastated by the French on the 26th of June 1690.
  • Fighting or bribing the Barbary pirates was a mere question of expense.
  • 178), they were for a time very troublesome, as wreckers and pirates, to the reopened commerce between Egypt and the East, till they were chastised by the Greek sovereigns of Alexandria.
  • During the Gothic wars, however, trade was confined to Portus, and the ravages of pirates led to its gradual abandonment.