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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piracy

Piracy is an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship or boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area, typically with the goal of stealing cargo and other valuable .... The earliest documented instances of piracy are the exploits of the Sea Peoples who threatened the ships sailing in the Aegean and Mediterranean ...

www.yourdictionary.com/pirate

The definition of a pirate is someone who steals, particularly at sea. ... a person who practices piracy; esp., a robber of ships on the high seas; a ship used by ...

www.shmoop.com/life-of-frederick-douglass/slavery-quotes-3.html

Since no person in his right mind would ever accept such a condition, there is only one thing ... The right of the grim-visaged pirate upon the high seas is exactly the same. ... he can compare it to a pirate ship stealing by force on the high seas.

www.wordnik.com/words/pirate

One who preys on others; a plunderer. n. ... A robber on the high seas; one who by open violence takes the property of another on the ... his business to cruise for robbery or plunder; a freebooter on the seas; also, one who steals in a harbor. n. ... n. someone who uses another person's words or ideas as if they were his own  ...

worldbuilding.stackexchange.com/questions/6941/using-international-waters-to-avoid-legal-punishment

Dec 24, 2014 ... For example, if you murder someone on the high seas, the victim's .... Radio Caroline was the most famous pirate radio, but there were others.

www.nytimes.com/1998/05/21/nyregion/drama-off-the-high-seas-lawsuit-rages-over-a-decaying-and-historic-tugboat.html

May 21, 1998 ... Drama Off the High Seas; Lawsuit Rages Over a Decaying, and Historic, Tugboat ... lawsuits in his attempt to wrest historic boats from the hands of others. ... ''No one steals from Emre Dluhos and gets away with it,'' he said, standing in ... According to the agency, Mr. Trueman was the only person willing to ...

www.annmarieackermann.com/category/crimes-on-the-high-sea

It was from someone researching ocean currents. It would have been .... Posted by Ann Marie on Aug 15, 2016 in Crimes on the high sea, Historical true crime | 4 comments ... But what about as a punishment for stealing beer? On an ..... They also drew straws to decide which sailor would sacrifice his life to feed the others.

www.cnbc.com/2014/09/15/worlds-most-pirated-waters.html

Sep 15, 2014 ... Crime on the high seas: The world's most pirated waters ... and spent the next hours getting to the real work at hand: stealing the cargo. .... in with the hundreds of others in the area before the authorities arrive. .... In the jargon of corporate management, it can be difficult to get someone to "take ownership.".

library.conlang.org/blog/?p=116

Aug 1, 2009 ... But (whereas English is characterized as a mugger in Mr. Nicoll's), conlangers may be thought of as well-meaning pirates of the high seas of ...