American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Selkirk, Alexander 1676-1721. Scottish sailor who was marooned (1704-1709) on an island off Chile and is thought to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (published 1719).
- n. A town in the Scottish Borders region.
- 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)
“A curious dial at the Haining, Selkirk, is covered with masonic symbols: "an arch springing from Ionic columns enclosing the All-seeing Eye within a wreath, the compass, square, and triangle, and various other figures.”
“Alexander Selkirk is a very small book, containing a plain, unvarnished account of just such events as happened.”
“The governor (as we called Selkirk) never ■ failed of procuring us two or three goats a day for our fick men -, by which, with the help of the greens, and the wholfome air, they recovered very • toon of the fcurvy; fo that captain Dover and I both thought it a very agreeable feat, the weather being neither too hot, nor too cold.”
“These people, known as the Selkirk settlers, came from the Highlands of Scotland and settled on the banks of the Red River in 1813.”
“Antelope every question I could think of, but all he knew was that after they'd sold their furs to the Hudson Bay Company, they sometimes went to a lodge in Canada called Selkirk, where almost everybody there was named”
“This strain was successful until around 1950, when again a new variety of rust broke out, and again a new species of wheat called Selkirk was developed which was rust resistant.”
“( "Selkirk") (TSX VENTURE: SLK) is pleased to announce that Imperial Metals Corporation”
“( "Selkirk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SLK) is pleased to report the assay results from CF-08-47, the second 2008 drill hole collared on the Catface Porphyry Copper Project, Vancouver Island,”
“( "Selkirk" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: SLK) is pleased to provide the results of the first diamond drill hole from the drilling program on the Catface Copper Porphyry Project, British Columbia.”
“We have already agreed to provide sanctuary to Miss Selkirk.”
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