- n. Plural form of marooner.
“Then, you see, it'll be that bunch that's left behind to be marooners on old Sturgeon Island; and when we get to town why, we can let the authorities know all about what they're adoing out here, so they'll come and arrest the whole kit.”
“But the marooners, when they land us, give us wherewith to occupy our thoughts.”
“And it is this uncertainty, this hazard, that keeps us hammer, hammer, hammering; that keeps us, some from brooding against the marooners, their wanton desertion of us, our ultimate fate at their hands; others from making ready against the return voyage as entreated by the pilots.”
“They may have been deserters from ships, crews of wrecked vessels, or even chance marooners.”
“It is thence that the marooners took their name, for marooning was one of their most effective instruments of punishment or revenge.”
“Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates: fiction, fact & fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main”
“Worthy sprigs from so worthy a stem improved variously upon the parent methods; for while the buccaneers were content to prey upon the Spaniards alone, the marooners reaped the harvest from the commerce of all nations.”
“Others who came afterward outstripped him far enough in their doings, but he stands pre-eminent as the first of marooners of whom actual history has been handed down to us of the present day.”
“Here I must needs bethink me of all the woeful tales I had heard of marooners or poor, shipwrecked mariners who, by reason of wretchedness and hardship, had run mad or become baser than the brutes.”
“It was in the low-lying islands of the Gulf of Mexico, that these predatory gentry -- buccaneers, marooners, or pirates -- made their headquarters, and lay in wait for the richly freighted merchantmen in the West India trade.”
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