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pirate

(Reproduce without authorization), verb adopt and pass off as one's own, appropriate, borrow dishonestly, copy, counterfeit, crib, help oneself to, make use of without permission, plagiarize, purloin, steal, take illegally

pirate

(Take by violence), verb commit piracy, commit robbery, despoil, lay hold of, loot, pillage, plunder, rifle, rob, sack, seize, spoil, spoilate, steal, take by force, thieve
See also: abduct, confiscate, copy, criminal, hijack, hold up, impropriate, loot, pillage, plagiarize, plunder, poach, prey, rob, seize, spoil, steal, thief

PIRATE. A sea robber, who, to enrich himself by subtlety or open force, setteth upon merchants and others trading by sea, despoiling them of their loading, and sometimes bereaving them of life and, sinking their ships; Ridley's View of the Civ. and Eccl. Law, part 2, c. 1, s. 8; or more generally one guilty of the crime of piracy. Merl. Repert. h.t. See, for the etymology of this word, Bac. Ab. Piracy

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The horrors which the Anglo-Saxons had inflicted on the Britons they themselves were now to suffer from their still heathen and piratical kinsmen the 'Danes' or Northmen, inhabitants or the Scandinavian peninsula and the neighboring coasts.
Come in," shouted Anthony, who was in a red dressing-gown, reading a book of piratical adventures.
So Jos used to go to sleep a good deal with his bandanna over his face and be very comfortable, and read all the English news, and every word of Galignani's admirable newspaper (may the blessings of all Englishmen who have ever been abroad rest on the founders and proprietors of that piratical print
The admired piratical ship had blown up, in the midst of a vast fleet of ships of all rates, and boats of all sizes; and on the deep was nothing but ruin; nothing but burning hulls, bursting magazines, great guns self-exploded tearing friends and neighbours to pieces, drowning men clinging to unseaworthy spars and going down every minute, spent swimmers floating dead, and sharks.
Iris admits her childhood fantasies involved piratical adventures with imaginary characters and lots of buried treasure.
30pm, PS20/PS15 FILM director Mike Leigh has turned his attention not just to the stage, but to Gilbert & Sullivan, and their piratical operetta the Pirates of Penzance.
It's a piratical tale of people paid to loot manuscripts and smuggle them to foreign publishers.
Matthew Pearl is clearly a bibliophile (previous books: The Dante Club, The Poe Shadow, The Last Dickens), and it shines through in this piratical tale of people paid to loot manuscripts and smuggle them to foreign publishers.
CABLE ORIGINAL BLACK SAILS: SEASON 2 Amazon Prime Series A romping piratical period adventure, building on the success of the first series.
Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, coming to Deck 5 midship, will bring to life the storybook fantasies of young guests with pixie-dusted and piratical makeovers.
No willing athlete, I nursed my prized soprano voice through a succession of appearances as Little Buttercup and the piratical Ruth, trading down to the older contralto roles of Dame Carruthers and Lady Jane before turning baritone, astonishingly just before my sixteenth birthday with release from education looming.
An athletic and swashbuckling Daniel Okulitch led the piratical nonsense as the Pirate King.