But it was not anything to do with the true business of pirating that had brought forth that squeal from Dot Kenway.
People said he'd been a pirating off there in South Ameriky.
He was a pirate about the year 1718, the same time that Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet were 'pirating' too.
As he had truly said, this pirating was no trade for a nervous man.
Was America in the business of pirating around the shores of Europe to pick up islands, or promontories like Gibraltar?
They are pirating the bill as well as the play here, everywhere.
"He has about twenty lawsuits with booksellers for pirating his book," Arbuthnot wrote to Swift on May 8th.
Certain printers, however, made a practice of pirating some of the most popular English privileged books.
He'll catch them, I'm thinking, and they'll come to a pirate's end—that's all the pirating they'll get.
She was gaining considerable information regarding pirates and "pirating."
c.1300 (mid-13c. as a surname), from Latin pirata "sailor, corsair, sea robber" (source of Spanish, Italian pirata, Dutch piraat, German Pirat), literally "one who attacks (ships)," from Greek peirates "brigand, pirate," literally "one who attacks," from peiran "to attack, make a hostile attempt on, try," from peira "trial, an attempt, attack," from PIE root *per- "try" (cf. Latin peritus "experienced," periculum "trial, experiment; attempt on or against; enterprise;" see peril). An Old English word for it was sæsceaða. Meaning "one who takes another's work without permission" first recorded 1701; sense of "unlicensed radio broadcaster" is from 1913.
1570s, from pirate (n.). Related: Pirated; pirating.