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Definition of Marooner
1. one who is marooned [n -S]
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Literary usage of Marooner
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1. Dictionary of Americanisms: A Glossary of Words and Phrases Usually Regarded by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"marooner. A runaway slave; a maroon. We were told that on the South Shore [in Virginia] dwelt a marooner, th»t modestly called himself a hermit. ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"384. marooner (ma-ro'ner), я. 1. A runaway slave; a maroon. On the south shore dwelt a marooner, that modestly called ..."
3. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... marooner (rare), buccaneer; 3. Referring to a particular locality as being a center of population and modified or more or less determined in character ..."
4. A History of American Literature .. by Moses Coit Tyler (1890)
"He tells of a poor wretch on the South Shore,—" a marooner, that modestly called himself a hermit, though he forfeited that name by suffering a wanton ..."