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  • n. Plural form of buckra.


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  • On the following day we were visited by several flat-nosed, thick-lipped, black-skinned ladies, who came off with the express purpose of being married to some of the man-of-war buckras.

    A Sailor of King George

  • Now this reply was doubly offensive: it was rude, because it reminded the old lady of what might certainly be considered as a personal defect; and it was dangerous, as, if such a circumstance were to come to the ears of the buckras, it might bring her into trouble, women being seldom known to walk and talk without their heads, if ever, except by the assistance of Obeah.

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • A negro was brought to England, and the first point shown him being the chalky cliffs of Dover, "O ki! he said;" me know now what makes the buckras all so white!

    Journal of a Residence among the Negroes in the West Indies

  • ` man-o'-war buckras 'to buy their luscious wares at double the price, probably, such would fetch in open market from regular customers in

    Young Tom Bowling The Boys of the British Navy

  • When the barrows were sufficiently filled to suit their weak ideal of a load, a procession of them set off along a plank causeway leading into the fort, observing a droll semblance of military precision and pomp, and forcing a passage through lounging unmilitary buckras with an air of, "Out of de way, Ole

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 42, April, 1861

  • Dey say dat dey murder all de garrison at Fort Maria, and kill de white buckras eberywhere. "

    The Missing Ship The Log of the "Ouzel" Galley


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