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In French, a boucanier was a person who so prepared meat; eventually the word, which became buccaneer in English, came to mean a freebooter or pirate because of the habit of such persons to use a buccan to cure their meat.
The French adventurers, however, seem always to have restricted the word "boucanier" to its proper signification, that of a hunter and curer of meat; and when they developed into corsairs, by a curious contrast they adopted an English name and called themselves "filibustiers," which is merely the French sailor's way of pronouncing the English word "freebooter." [
The audience cheered for him as he took the stage in his very own signature haute-couture “boucanier” outfit.
[To be continued.] [Footnote 6: This musket was afterwards called _fusil boucanier_.
_Fusil demi-boucanier_ was the same kind, with a shorter barrel.] [Footnote 7: _Histoire des Avanturiers Flibustiers, avec la Vie, les