Jolly Roger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jolly Roger a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
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Usage

In literature:

The HISPANIOLA, in that unbroken mirror, was exactly portrayed from the truck to the waterline, the Jolly Roger hanging from her peak.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And a sword at your side, and the Jolly Roger flying at the peak, and a prize in sight.
"The Story of the Treasure Seekers" by E. Nesbit
Just as the world had changed for Jolly Roger, so Jolly Roger had changed for Peter.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
He has a swarthy skin, and a piercing eye, and hair as black as the Jolly Roger.
"The Cardinal's Snuff-Box" by Henry Harland
You may know a man by the company he keeps, and the Kaiser's friends are now the Jolly Roger and Sir Roger Casement.
"Mr. Punch's History of the Great War" by Punch
It is simply theatrical Jolly-Rogerism.
"The Art of Letters" by Robert Lynd
I am no longer a planter of Barbadoes; I am a pirate of the sea, and the Jolly Roger floats above my ship.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet and other disciples of the Jolly Roger preyed upon Charleston shipping.
"American Adventures" by Julian Street
They had no need to search for Mr. Rogers and the jolly-boat.
"Major Vigoureux" by A. T. Quiller-Couch
I remember that I suddenly awoke after dreaming that I was at a jolly picnic with old friends near Roger Riddle's cottage.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston
They were ex-pirates, and they determined to fly the "jolly Roger" once more.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
I expect to see you at breakfast; but if I shouldn't, Al, you'll come aboard at nine, won't you, and help run up the Jolly Roger?
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
He hoists the Jolly Roger on his own account and laughs at Blackbeard.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
By HUME NISBET, author of "The Jolly Roger," "Bail Up," etc., etc.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
For once, however, the Jolly Roger seemed to bring bad fortune instead of good.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
Just as the world had changed for Jolly Roger, so Jolly Roger had changed for Peter.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
It was Sally, bright, jolly Sally, who awakened Miss Rogers the next morning.
"Jolly Sally Pendleton" by Laura Jean Libbey
That's a queen for the tribe of Jolly Roger!
"The Pirate Woman" by Aylward Edward Dingle
He hoisted the Jolly Roger and became a pirate on the very seas that had engulfed the old order.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
The Jolly Roger fluttered for a moment at the masthead, and as suddenly was lowered to the rail.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
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In poetry:

See at her head the Jolly Roger flutters!
"God, is she fully manned? If she's one short…"
Cadet, bargee, longshoreman, shellback mutters;
Drowned is reason that should me comfort.
"A Note On Wyatt" by Kingsley Amis

In news:

The faux pirate ship on a sunset cruise hoisted its Jolly Roger.
The Ganja Ship Jolly Roger.
The Ganja Ship Jolly Roger .
Legislature Approves Trimper's, Jolly Roger Bills.
Aaargh, nobody tries to impersonate me The Milesville play, Jolly Roger : King of the Pirates, is full of characters real zany characters.
Shown is Jolly Roger (Jim Stangle) trying to run-through opposing first mate Nate (Sam Stangle), while Captain Cleverly (Jared Doud) stays out of harms' way.
Mascara As Black As a Jolly Roger .
Jolly Roger Ailes Hoists O'Reilly Flag, Declares News Victory.
The Jolly Roger's Executive Chef Cory Schleicher visited us.
OCEAN CITY – Jolly Roger Amusement Park's Splash Mountain Waterpark is adding a new attraction this year, the Aqua Loop , the only looping waterslide on the east coast.
Mascara As Black As a Jolly Roger.
Worcester County's elected officials kept their thoughts to themselves after Jolly Roger's Buddy Jenkins presented the case for an Ocean City amusement tax overlay district, which would give two major amusement enterprises tax relief.
There isn't an eye-patch or a Jolly Roger or a shoulder-perched parrot in sight.
Jolly Rogers shares bounty on Labor Day weekend.
Jolly Rogers shares bounty on Labor Day weekend.
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