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  • noun A native or inhabitant of Ostend.


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  • So choppy seas here for people going from Ostender into Dover or Tale (ph) to Dover, the usual ferry service over there and into the Zut Islands (ph) there in northern parts of Germany, as well.

    CNN Transcript Sep 16, 2009 2009

  • _Greenwich_; but he being open to a breeze, made the best of his way from me; which an Ostender in our company of twenty-two guns, seeing, did the same, though the Captain had promised heartily to engage with us, and, I believe would have been as good as his word, if

    Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea Their rovings, cruises, escapades, and fierce battling upon the ocean for patriotism and for treasure Charles Haven Ladd Johnston 1910

  • Ostender, having a better wind than the _Cassandra_, had got some distance away.

    The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago 1880

  • In a most dastardly way the captain of the _Greenwich_ pursued his course, taking the Ostender with him, till he had got well to windward; when, at a distance of two or three miles, he hove to and watched the fate of the _Cassandra_.

    The Pirates of Malabar, and an Englishwoman in India Two Hundred Years Ago 1880

  • Learning that an _Ostender_ was on the leeward of that Island, they sailed and took her, and sent her to _Madagascar_ with news of their success, where they followed themselves soon after, with two hundred _Mozambique_ Negroes in the _Portugueze_ Ship.

    Pirates Charles Johnson 1730

  • When _Taylor_ came with the _Portugueze_ Prize to _Madagascar_, they found that the _Ostender_ had made his men drunk, and seized his ship, which they carried to the _Mozambique_; from thence the Governor ordered her to _Goa_.

    Pirates Charles Johnson 1730


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