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- "How did Jack get off the island?"
"Well, I'll tell ye. He waded out into the shallows and he waited there three days and three nights till all manner of sea creatures came acclimated to his presence. And on the fourth morning, he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, lashed them together and made a raft."
- ―Will Turner and Joshamee Gibbs
A collection of logs or timber fastened together for conveyance by water.
- "Pretty baubles—and a king's ransom in gold. Aye, blood money and cursed it be."
A sum of money demanded or paid for the release of a captive.
Various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents.
- See also: Ratlin.
- "We must have hit a reef!"
A ridge of material at or near the surface of the sea.
- "Jack Sparrow's reprieve is ended."
- ―Davy Jones
A reprieve is the temporary postponement of a punishment, often with a view to a pardon or other review of the sentence (such as when the reprieving authority has no power to grant an immediate pardon). This is usually so that the accused can mount an appeal (especially if he or she has been sentenced to death).
Res ipsa loquitur
- "Res ipsa loquitur, tabula in naufragio, we are left but with one option. I agree with, and I cannot believe the words that are coming out of me mouth...Captain Swann. We must fight."
- ―Jack Sparrow
In the common law of torts, res ipsa loquitur (Latin for "the thing speaks for itself") is a doctrine that infers negligence from the very nature of an accident or injury in the absence of direct evidence on how any defendant behaved.
A revenant is a visible ghost or animated corpse that was believed to return from the grave to terrorize the living. The word "revenant" is derived from the Latin word, revenans, "returning" (see also the related French verb "revenir", meaning "to come back").
Any form of personal retaliatory action against an individual, institution, or group for some perceived harm or injustice.
- "Don't they get it? It's a riddle. Riddles are fun! 'Over the edge, back, over again—'"
"Riddles are not fun! The way it always goes is some poor bloke ends up dead, but just beforehand he realizes no, I wasn't supposed to listen to the sirens, I wasn't supposed to take the pot o' gold, but by then it's too late, and he dies in a horrible and ofttimes ironical manner, and in this case, you and I be the poor blokes!"
- ―Ragetti and Pintel
A riddle is a statement, question, or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on punning in either the question or the answer.
A circular band, usually in metal, worn as ornamental jewelry around the finger.
Rite; a repeated set of actions; a ceremony. There were many rituals in Pirate Lore. A blood ritual was used for the cursed treasure of Cortés and the Profane Ritual was used for the Fountain of Youth.
- "But tis becoming the fashion among some of the gentry, they say. At least once a month, they takes off all their clothes, and they SITS in those bathtubs‘ and they washes themselves. All over. Mr. Beckett says the Romans did it all the time."
"No wonder their Empire fell."
- ―Mistress Goodwright and Jack Sparrow
Thick strings, yarn, or strands of other cordage that are twisted together to form a stronger line. It was also a colloquial for execution by hanging.
- "Gentlemen...I be placed in a bewilderment. There I were, resting. And upon a sudden, I hear an ungodly row on deck."
A noisy argument; a continual loud noise.
The action of an executive official of the government that mitigates or sets aside the punishment for a crime. Cutler Beckett attempted to give Jack Sparrow a full pardon with the Letters of Marque. Hector Barbossa also accepted a pardon from King George II after the War Against Piracy.
Rules of engagement
Rules of Engagement are rules or directives to military forces (including individuals) that define the circumstances, conditions, degree, and manner in which force, or actions which might be construed as provocative, may be applied. They provide authorization for and/or limits on, among other things, the use of force and the employment of certain specific capabilities. Rules of Engagement do not normally dictate how a result is to be achieved but will indicate what measures may be unacceptable.
- "Why is the rum always gone?"
- ―Jack Sparrow