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  • noun India An administrative unit of two to forty villages during the British Raj in India.


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  • Cap'en Shackzon tell to me vas dat he hat discovert von dreazure in a cave in ze islant von day dat he vas plown into ze bay in a squall; and ven he vas go back to Guayaquil, he vas charter ze schgooners to zail back to ze islant again.

    The Island Treasure

  • "We vas zail vor dree more day, and den we vas zee dat cap dere, dat Cap'en Shackzon vas zay is Cape Chalmers, and dat ze lant vas Abingdon Islant vere we vas now vas; and den he vas tell me his zeegret."

    The Island Treasure

  • Cap'en Shackzon zays, zays he, bevore we sdart, dat ze schgooners vas to zail vor Jarls Islant, call't by ze Sbaniards

    The Island Treasure

  • "Ze schgooners dat I vas zail in vrom Guayaquil dat time as I tell yous, vor to gatoh ze orchillas veeds."

    The Island Treasure

  • They'll zay I murdered ye, and if I don't get aboard ship and zail away to foreign abroad, they'll hang me, and the crows'll come and pick out my eyes.

    Nic Revel A White Slave's Adventures in Alligator Land

  • "Ven we vas zail vrom Guayaquil and vas at zee zome days, Cap'en Shackzon zays to me, zays he, ` I vas engage yous '-- dat vas me -- ` vor and bekos I vas vant a man dat I can droost, mit all dis crew of gut-throat Sbaniards arount me.

    The Island Treasure

  • It vas bringt us bat look, like it did to ze schgooners, and Cap'en Shackzon, and all ze crew of zo sheep I vas zail in befores! "

    The Island Treasure

  • Mistaire Vlinders zail avays oop dere on ze back of von beeg toordle joost now. "

    The Island Treasure

  • "It vas burit by ze boocaneer in ze olt time -- one, doo, dree huntert year ago," explained Jan. "Cap'en Shackzon vas zee it writ in von book dat he vas zee at Guayaquil; and den, ven he vas zail here, he vas come to de zame blace dat ze boocaneer spoke of in ze book and hat burit ze golt.

    The Island Treasure


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