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Flying Dutchman

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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, Captain Vanderdecken, who, on a voyage home from ...

Flying Dutchman

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A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
10 words

... Dutchman Name of KLM’s frequent flyer Club. See FFP...

Flying Dutchman

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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

... Dutchman . This legend about a phantom ship first appeared in literature in the 18th and 19th centuries . Blaspheming when the wind turned against him, the Flying Dutchman was doomed to haunt the sea, and in bad weather his ship can be seen sailing against the wind. As a figure who is not particularly Dutch but rather a legend familiar to all the peoples by the North Sea, he is related to Ahasverus . In literature and opera Heinrich Heine and Richard Wagner have used the motif. Marryat has written about the Flying Dutchman in his adventure novel...

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A Dictionary of Reference and Allusion (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
118 words

... Dutchman [Leg. & Folk.] A legendary ghost ship supposed to be seen in the region of the Cape of Good Hope and presaging disaster. It was said to haunt the seas eternally as a result of a murder that had been committed on board. The term is sometimes applied to the ship's captain. In Wagner's opera of the same name ( 1843 ), Captain Vanderdecken is freed from a curse when he finds a woman willing to sacrifice herself for him. > Someone cursed to wander forever She didn't sleep until I put her in the car seat and drove around for an hour, looking like the...

Flying Dutchman, The

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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

... Flying Dutchman in Holland was a cherished theme for novels, plays, and poems, the captain becoming the personification of Dutch perseverance in a time full of economic decline and political uncertainty. By the twenty-first century, the figure of the Flying Dutchman had disappeared into the mists of the time, even though his name had more recently been used in a derived sense. In the 1930s the Dutch airline KLM chose the captain as the main theme for a publicity campaign using the motto “The Flying Dutchman . Once a legend, now reality.” The Flying...

Flying Dutchman, the

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

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

...die by shipwreck . A German legend concerns a Herr von Falkenberg condemned to sail for ever around the North Sea in a ship without helm or helmsman and playing dice with the devil for his soul. A similar Dutch legend equates the Flying Dutchman with the ghost of the Dutch seaman van Straaten. The theme of the Flying Dutchman has been used by novelists, poets, and dramatists in marine literature , among the best known being Captain Marryat in his book The Phantom Ship , Scott in his poem ‘Rokeby’, and Wagner in his opera Der Fliegende Holländer . In...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
54 words
Flying Dutchman

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
50 words
Flying Dutchman

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words
Flying Dutchman

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
35 words
Flying Dutchman

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words
Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman  

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History
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, Captain Vanderdecken, who, on a voyage home from Batavia and ...
Dutchman

Dutchman  

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Dutchman's breeches a small patch of blue sky, traditionally said by sailors to be just enough to make a pair of breeches for a Dutchman.See also Flying Dutchman at flying.
flying

flying  

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Flying bishop an informal term in the Anglican Church in the UK for a bishop opposed to the ordination of women priests, who is authorized to act as bishop to clergy outside his own diocese, should ...
Dutchman

Dutchman  

A: Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) Pf: 1964, New York Pb: 1964 G: Drama in 1 act S: Subway carriage, New York, 1960s C: 3m, 1f, extrasOn a hot summer's day, Clay, a young black college graduate, is ...
Bracebridge Hall

Bracebridge Hall  

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49 tales and sketches by Irving, published in 1822 under the pseudonym Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. Resembling its predecessor, The Sketch Book, the collection includes stories with English, French, and ...
phantom ships

phantom ships  

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Several 19th-century folklorists noted traditions in Cornwall about phantom ships. Some were to be seen sailing straight ashore, skimming over dry land as if it were sea; the sight was an omen of ...
Der fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer  

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(‘The Flying Dutchman’). Opera (romantische Oper) in one act, later three acts, by Wagner to his own libretto after Heinrich Heine's Aus den Memoiren des Herren von Schnabelewopski (1831) (Dresden, ...
Away

Away  

A: Michael Gow Pf: 1986, Sydney Pb: 1985 G: Drama in 5 acts S: Australian town, hotel, campsites, 1967–8 C: 5m, 5f, extrasThree families are going on vacation over the Christmas (summer) break: ...
Ted Joans

Ted Joans  

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(1928–2003), poet, multimedia performer, musician, painter, surrealist, traveling storyteller, Beat writer, and Black Nationalist Manifesto writer.Ted Joans was born in Cairo, Illinois, on 4 July ...
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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