Definition of Alexander selkirk

1. Noun. Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721).

Exact synonyms: Alexander Selcraig, Selcraig, Selkirk
Generic synonyms: Crewman, Sailor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alexander Selkirk

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok
Alexander Archipelago
Alexander Bell
Alexander Calder
Alexander Fleming
Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander I
Alexander II
Alexander III
Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Alexander Melville Bell
Alexander Pope
Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Selcraig
Alexander Selkirk
Alexander VI
Alexander Wilson
Alexander Woollcott
Alexander of Tralles
Alexander the Great
Alexander the Liberator
Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Emile Jean Yersin
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel
Alexandre Yersin
Alexandria senna

Literary usage of Alexander selkirk

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"THE SOLITUDE OF alexander selkirk I AM monarch of all I survey; My right there is none to dispute; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the ..."

2. The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Poetry, from the Best Writers by Lindley Murray (1828)
"... to be written by alexander selkirk, during his solitary abode in the Island of Juan J*'ernandez 1.I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there Is none ..."

3. Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (1901)
"... alexander selkirk — Robinson Crusoe's cave — A stroll with the children of the island—Westward ho! with a friendly gale—A month's free sailing with the ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"IMAGINARY VERSES OF alexander selkirk DURING HIS SOLITARY ABODE ON JUAN FERNANDEZ vii—258 I AM monarch of all I survey — My right ..."

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