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- n. Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
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Selkirk, or Selcraig, who was marooned on the lonely island of Juan
I hae dander'd owre a 'the kintra frae Dunbar to Selcraig, and hae forgather'd wi' mony a guid fallow, and mony a weelfar'd hizzie.
I hae dander'd owre a 'the kintra frae Dumbar to Selcraig, and hae forgather'd wi' monie a guid fallow, and monie a weelfar'd huzzie.
Bruce Selcraig/Special to Stars and Stripes In Zaragoza, Spain, the impressive high-speed rail station designed by Spanish architect Carlos Ferrater is the centerpiece of new urban development in the city between Barcelona and Madrid.
Bruce Selcraig: Obama's Historic Campaign Has Energized Apathetic Lockerrooms -- What Took Them So Long?
Bruce Selcraig suggests using Detroit’s numerous dead factories to build high-speed trains (“Train Detroit,” July/August Atlantic) — and what an irony it would be for commuter trains to be built there, given Detroit’s role in undermining rail transit in America.
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