[ al-juh-reen ]
/ ˌæl dʒəˈrin /
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- a pirate.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby Algerine
Alger, Horatio, Jr., Algeria, Algerian, Algerian stripe, algerienne, Algerine, Algernon, algesia, algesimeter, algetic, Al-Ghazzali
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How to use Algerine in a sentence
Desperate engagement between an Algerine cruiser of 18 guns, well manned, and a Corsican frigate of 26 nine and twelve pounders.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
An Italian named Pelegini, was, in 1712, captain-general of the Algerine galleys.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
We had only just entered the Mediterranean when one of those dreadful Algerine pirates took our vessel and made slaves of us all.The Middy and the Moors|R.M. Ballantyne
The fleet of seven Algerine ships sailed close to the single American frigate in line of battle.
The crews looked across the bulwarks at each other, but not a word was said until the last Algerine ship was opposite.
British Dictionary definitions for Algerine (1 of 2)
/ (ˌældʒəˈriːn) /
a soft striped woollen cloth
Word Origin for algerine
C19: from French, from algérien Algerian: because the cloth was originally made in Algeria
British Dictionary definitions for Algerine (2 of 2)
/ (ˌældʒəˈriːn) /
of or relating to Algeria or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Algeria
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