Ducking from the bowsprit end, towing in a rope astern, and marooning, were also practised as punishments for the pilferer.
To desert the ship or their quarters in battle, was punished with death or marooning.
Now it lay astern, and Moran could see the planet that had been chosen for his marooning.
It was by my instructions that Goff didn't appear in the marooning mix-up.
But, not fancying a marooning in Vera Cruz, we decided "If it were done, 'twere well 'twere done quickly."
First of all upon the list of pirates stands the bold Captain Avary, one of the institutors of marooning.
The men have been talking about her and, many of them, favour not the trouble of marooning those on board of her.
"very dark reddish-brown color," 1791, from French couleur marron, the color of a marron "chestnut," the large sweet chestnut of southern Europe (maroon in that sense was used in English from 1590s), from dialect of Lyons, ultimately from a word in a pre-Roman language, perhaps Ligurian; or from Greek maraon "sweet chestnut."
"put ashore on a desolate island or coast," 1724 (implied in marooning), earlier "to be lost in the wild" (1690s); from maron (n.) "fugitive black slave in the jungles of W.Indies and Dutch Guyana" (1660s), earlier symeron (1620s), from French marron, said to be a corruption of Spanish cimmaron "wild, untamed," from Old Spanish cimarra "thicket," probably from cima "summit, top" (from Latin cyma "sprout"), with a notion of living wild in the mountains. Related: Marooned.