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  • adjective archaic Algerian.
  • noun archaic A native or inhabitant of Algiers or Algeria, especially of Moorish or Berber descent, or of non-European descent.
  • noun archaic A pirate, especially one from the Barbary Coast.


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From Algeria +‎ -ine.


  • Yoo makes no mention of an important role that Jefferson played with the Algerine treaty of 1792.

    Louis Fisher responds to John Yoo on Jefferson and executive privilege

  • “Mehari,” of which the Algerine – French speak, are the dromedaries bred by the Mahrah tribe of Al – Yaman, the descendants of Mahrat ibn Haydan.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • But on a sudden he found himself surrounded in his progress, like a stately merchantman in the Gut of Gibraltar (I hope the ladies will excuse the tarpaulin phrase) by three Algerine galleys.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • Yoo makes no mention of an important role that Jefferson played with the Algerine treaty of 1792.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • In the sixteenth century there is little to record but the Reformation, which did little good, if any, and the ravages of English, Gascon, and Algerine pirates who made havoc on the coast; 10 they appear toward the close of the century and disappear early in the seventeenth.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Tobacco-smoky Frenchman in Algerine wrapper, with peaked hood behind, who might be Abd-el-Kader dyed rifle-green, and who seems to be dressed entirely in dirt and braid, carries pine-apples in a covered basket.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • We shall merely give the following letter, which was written some years ago on the subject of the Algerine piracies:

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • She had just come from a sea-voyage, and had been saved from a wicked Algerine by an English sea captain.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • The good Dutchman was released from his Algerine captivity (I imagine his figure looks like that of a slave amongst the Moors), and in his thank-offering to some godchild at home, he thus piously records his escape.

    Roundabout Papers

  • He seemed disposed to entertain us with more anecdotes of this nature, at the expense of his grace, when he was interrupted by the arrival of the Algerine ambassador; a venerable Turk, with a long white beard, attended by his dragoman, or interpreter, and another officer of his household, who had got no stockings to his legs —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker


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