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  • proper n. An island in the South Pacific, part of the British territory of the Pitcairn Islands


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  • After the meal she told me that she had sent for the duke "concerning some matters," and I lay on the leather couch in the hall, the very same bit of furniture, by the way, which we called Pitcairn's sofa, which made a bitter time for us all later, and fell asleep.

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • Pitcairn is the well-known Veterinarian/author who has worked in research and private practice for years.

    Stern outtakes! « BuzzMachine

  • It is called Pitcairn's Island, and was discovered more than a hundred years ago by a passing ship.

    Famous Islands and Memorable Voyages

  • They procured wives for themselves among the natives of Tahiti, then proceeded to a lonely little rock in mid-Pacific, called Pitcairn's Island, wrecked the vessel, stripped her of everything that might be useful to a new colony, and established themselves on shore.

    The Great Revolution in Pitcairn

  • The captain of an American schooner having, in 1808, accidentally touched at an island up to that time supposed to be uninhabited, called Pitcairn's Island, found a community speaking English, who represented themselves as the descendants of the mutineers of the _Bounty_, of whom there was still one man, of the name of Alexander Smith, alive amongst them.

    Great Sea Stories

  • 'The island must undoubtedly be that called Pitcairn, although erroneously laid down in the charts.

    The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences

  • This is probably the same that Captain Carteret calls Pitcairn's Island.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 14

  • The good-natured woman-kind of Pitcairn's Island, however, seemed far from considering themselves neglected or ill-used in this matter, for they remained behind the seats, flapping away the flies, and chatting with their guests.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 17, No. 492, June 4, 1831

  • "But," the duke retorted, "as you told me yourself on that memorable night we first met, 'Pitcairn's not rightly a man; he's just a head.'"

    Nancy Stair A Novel

  • On the way, he had raided the little islet of Ugi, sacked the store, and taken the head of the solitary trader, a gentle-souled half-caste from Norfolk Island who traced back directly to a Pitcairn ancestry straight from the loins of McCoy of the Bounty.



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