from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Edward Teach.
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- proper n. The archetypal pirate, who lived in the 17th and 18th centuries.
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- n. an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
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The image of Blackbeard is what we most commonly think of when we imagine a pirate.
He starred in Blackbeard the Pirate, Walt Disney's Treasure Island, and an Australian TV series/movie where he reprised his distinctive over-the-top version of Long John Silver as an exuberant Bristol seafaring man with a heart of gold, and near-fatal lust for the same precious metal.
In 1718, English pirate Edward Teach - better known as "Blackbeard" - was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
"Blackbeard" -- was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.
Blackbeard is being played by Ian McShane who doesn’t exactly strike me as a real dead ringer for Pene, I must say.
And Blackbeard is known to have cut off women’s fingers to obtain their diamond rings.
Now Heat Vision Blog is reporting even better news: Ian McShane may be playing the villain: Blackbeard aka Edward Teach.
After all, piracy is as much a crime today as it was in the days of Edward Teach, otherwise known as Blackbeard, who ended up having his severed head dangling from the bowsprit of a British naval ship after he was killed in battle.
"They do say, tho ', as Cap'n Edward Teach, that they call Blackbeard, is plumb thick with all the magistrates and planters in
Tech, the sailor soon to be known as Blackbeard, risks his own life to save the man, and the story of a Pyrate King is set into motion.