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Jolly Roger   /dʒˈɑli rˈɑdʒər/   Listen
Jolly Roger

A flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship.  Synonyms: black flag, blackjack, pirate flag.

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"Jolly Roger" Quotes from Famous Books

... as our cousins, the Yankees, would say," answered Mildmay, cheerfully; "only, remember this, we must take the whole onus and responsibility of the act upon our own shoulders; we must show no colours—unless you feel disposed to sport a 'Jolly Roger' for this occasion only. What I particularly mean is, that we must take care not to betray our nationality, and so involve Great Britain in a difficulty with Russia. So long as that contingency is avoided, I shall be ready to ...
— With Airship and Submarine - A Tale of Adventure • Harry Collingwood

... picking in the Caribbean, then over the Isthmus, and then down into the South Seas. There's wine and women and treasure to be had for the taking. The Spaniards are cowards. Let them hear that Harry Morgan is once more on the sea under the Jolly Roger and they will tremble from Darien down to the Straits of Magellan. It will be fair play and the old shares. Who's ...
— Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer - A Romance of the Spanish Main • Cyrus Townsend Brady

... cracksman. I believe," he concluded, lowering his voice, "that there plies to-day on the wide waters of the Sound a slim, swift motor boat which wears the air of a pleasure craft, yet is as black a pirate as ever flew the Jolly Roger. She may at this moment be anchored off some exclusive yacht club, flying the respectable burgee ...
— The War Terror • Arthur B. Reeve

Words linked to "Jolly Roger" :   skull and crossbones, blackjack, flag

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