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Tortuga

[tawr-too-guh] /tɔrˈtu gə/
noun
1.
an island off the N coast of and belonging to Haiti: formerly a pirate stronghold. 23 miles (37 km) long; 70 sq. mi. (180 sq. km).
French La Tortue.
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  • I shall send an offer of terms to the Governor of Tortuga that he will be forced to accept.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • The cacao it was agreed should be taken to Tortuga to be sold.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Are you related by chance to my good friend the Governor of Tortuga?

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • I'll be getting back to Tortuga and my buccaneers, who at least are honest, decent fellows.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Nor was he likely, on account of it, to allow himself to run to rust in the security of Tortuga.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • On Tortuga, or among the ashes of Cap, he can boast no more.

    The Hour and the Man Harriet Martineau
  • The whole dividend being finished, they set sail for Tortuga.

  • Your son I carried with me to Tortuga, where we had a small settlement.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott
  • That is a Tortuga, or land-tortoise, tracing its singular double trail.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • Tortuga Island, occupied by French, 94;occupied by the English, 133.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
British Dictionary definitions for Tortuga

Tortuga

/tɔːˈtuːɡə/
noun
1.
an island in the Caribbean, off the NW coast of Haiti: haunt of pirates in the 17th century. Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles) French name La Tortue (la tɔrty)
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