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Alexander Selkirk   /ˌæləgzˈændər sˈɛlkərk/   Listen
Alexander Selkirk

noun
1.
Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721).  Synonyms: Alexander Selcraig, Selcraig, Selkirk.






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"Alexander Selkirk" Quotes from Famous Books



... by reason of their clinging to a mast, Upon a desert island were eventually cast. They hunted for their meals, as ALEXANDER SELKIRK used, But they couldn't chat ...
— Fifty Bab Ballads • William S. Gilbert



Words linked to "Alexander Selkirk" :   Alexander Selcraig, sailor, crewman



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