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swashbuckling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj swashbuckling flamboyantly adventurous
    • n swashbuckling flamboyantly reckless and boastful behavior
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Usage

In literature:

Thorbjorn was a great swashbuckler and kept a large troop of followers.
"Grettir The Strong" by Unknown
What if he did swashbuckle?
"The Iron Heel" by Jack London
A brawler and a swashbuckler upon the hillsides was I.
"Kim" by Rudyard Kipling
And what was that swashbuckler Feraud doing there, he wondered.
"A Set of Six" by Joseph Conrad
A huge cheese faced us in almost a swashbuckling way.
"Love Among the Chickens" by P. G. Wodehouse
I rather fancy I'm a better man for having been a swashbuckling boy.
"West Wind Drift" by George Barr McCutcheon
Could they find a swashbuckler willing to assail the present incumbent?
"The Unwilling Vestal" by Edward Lucas White
Like the gusty swashbuckler, Dugald Dalgetty, he had been educated at the Marischal College, Aberdeen.
"The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders" by Ernest Scott
And a certain swashbuckling carriage.
"The History of Mr. Polly" by H. G. Wells
The Stones and Robinsons are the swashbucklers of the school world.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
So when Winkleman came swashbuckling up the hill M'tela was prepared.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
Slap-sticks, horse-play, broad slashing swashbuckling humor, thick colors daubed on with lavish brush!
"The Dramatic Values in Plautus" by Wilton Wallace Blancke
Only when he came to deal with his Press critics did he let himself go, to the delight of the House, which loves him in his swashbuckling mood.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Nov. 28, 1917" by Various
The hand of every swashbuckler in the empire would be against him.
"Tales of Old Japan" by Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford
Her plots have been but sugared nonsense, or swashbuckling ups and downs.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
There is not in thee the swagger, the rustle, the braggadocio of a true swashbuckler manhood.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
The landlord summed up the signs of a swashbuckler and approached him deferentially.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
A few, and these the loudest, were swashbucklers and cutpurses.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
What, then, would they not undergo, if they knew for certain that their other child was swashbuckler to Mumbo Jumbo up here?
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
The swashbuckling Jack Altshuler had know his many times commander even better than Cogswell had realized.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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In news:

New 'Monkey Island' games are a treasure trove of swashbuckling hilarity.
There's more to actor than swashbuckling Torchwood character.
Does the sudden death of Jean-Luc Lagardère mark the end of the swashbuckling era in European business.
Fantasy/Swashbuckling Adventure Directed by: Mike Newell ( Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ) Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Steve Toussaint, Toby Kebbell.
Swashbuckling Good Time On Pirate Ship In Plymouth.
Plymouth Cruises on the South Shore of Massachusetts offers a unique Pirate Cruise that equals a swashbuckling good time.
'Puss in Boots' is an entertaining swashbuckler.
Luminaries Seen At 11th Annual Swashbuckler's Ball.
Luminaries seen at 11th Annual Swashbuckler Ball Feb 25, 2010.
Alpena Civic Theatre sure knows how to turn a swashbuckling pirate's tale into great fun.
Halderman Described As ` swashbuckling ' Newsman.
The modern pirates of Somalia are no swashbuckling buccaneers.
Will Ferrell's swashbuckling newscaster Ron Burgundy had his own breaking news to announce Wednesday night: A sequel to " Anchorman " is finally happening.
Against the Seahawks, Green Bay continued its early-season run of dominance in super, and sometimes swashbuckling style.
The popular concept of pirates is romantic, with images of swashbuckling bandits and parrots.
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