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Selkirk

[ sel-kurk ]
/ ˈsɛl kɜrk /
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noun
Alexander originally 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 southeastern Scotland.
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Selkirk
/ (ˈsɛlˌkɜːk) /

noun
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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