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Flying Dutchman, The

Flying Dutchman, The   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
622 words

In the domain of maritime folk art, “Flying Dutchman” is the sinister name for an imaginary master, his

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
109 words

This legend about a phantom ship first appeared in literature in the 18th and 19th centuries. Blaspheming when the

Flying Dutchman, the

Flying Dutchman, the   Quick reference

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
290 words

perhaps the most famous of all legends of the sea. There are several variations of it. The most usual story is that of a Dutch skipper, ...

Frederick Marryat

Frederick Marryat  

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(1792–1848),British naval officer and novelist, born at Westminster, London. He was the son of Joseph Marryat, the agent for Grenada in the Windward Islands, and grandson of Thomas Marryat, a ...
superstitio

superstitio  

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The Greek word in Acts 17: 22 can have a good or bad sense. AV ‘too superstitious’ and RV ‘somewhat superstitious’ imply the latter, but modern translations prefer ‘extremely religious’ or ‘extremely ...

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