- Alexanderoriginally Alexander Selcraig, 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe.
- Also called Sel·kirk·shire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in SE Scotland.
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Examples from the Web for selkirk
“If you had any guts, Lou, you'd be the one hitting a couple, instead of me,” Selkirk yelled back.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address
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The grounds of the Earl of Selkirk had been his early playground.The Naval History of the United States
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It was a fine one—ducks, venison, and vegetables raised by the Selkirk refugees.Old Rail Fence Corners
I was taken for a Selkirk Highlander and we easily gained entrance.
Then, I knew his anger was against Lord Selkirk and not against me for sleeping.
Selkirk's state of mind may be inferred from two or three facts.Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)
- Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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