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  • n. Plural form of freebooter.

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Examples

  • Freebooters, freebooters, that is all Captain Gruzinov ever seems to talk about.

    BLAZE OF GLORY

  • Another source of recruits for the freebooters were the indentured servants or _engagés_.

    The Buccaneers in the West Indies in the XVII Century

  • It may be asked, Why should these men be called freebooters if the founders of

    The War in South Africa Its Cause and Conduct

  • It may be asked, why should these men be called freebooters if the founders of

    The Great Boer War

  • Ingilram's days -- ay, and I remember them as it were yesterday -- the freebooters were the best welcome men that came to Saint Mary's.

    The Monastery

  • But within the town were only a small corps of burgher guards, and "freebooters" under the command of brave John Van der

    Jacqueline of the Carrier-Pigeons

  • In Abbot Ingilram’s days — ay, and I remember them as it were yesterday — the freebooters were the best welcome men that came to Saint Mary’s.

    The Monastery

  • On the other hand, there were no troops in the town, save a small corps of "freebooters," and five companies of the burgher guard.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 21: 1573-74

  • (Laughter) The last of the "freebooters" was Sir Andrew Barton, who not only took toll from the English people who might be passing his way, but also from all other nationalities that might be sailing those seas, but the rise of the Navy of Henry VIII. and the joining of the thrones on the accession of James VI. of Scotland, or James I. of England, saw the last of the day of the Scotch "freebooter."

    The Union Jack of the Empire

  • Bismarck taught the king to bury the Prussian towns in an ­avalanche of votes from newly enfranchised and resentful peasants, who he rallied with demagogic rhetoric, calling the perfectly reasonable Prussian liberals "loafers, freebooters, all sorts of scum."

    The Shrewdest of the Shrewd

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