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Tabula in naufragioEdit
- "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
A legal Latin phrase, literally interpreted as "a plank in a shipwreck". It is used metaphorically, particularly in law, to convey: "when all else has failed, it is the thing that stops (or is intended to stop) you from drowning."
"Take what you can, give nothing back" was a nautical phrase used when pulling a ship into a dock, meaning to pull in as much slack as you can and don't let it go. It also seemed to be used as a "pirate toast" or generally to wish luck or good will when individuals parted ways.
A form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Jack Sparrow had the tattoo of a sparrow. Esmeralda Maria Consuela Anna de Sevilla had the tattoo with the same symbol that was imprinted on the blood money delivered to Hernán Cortés by the Aztecs. Hector Barbossa had the cluster of five stars from the cover of the diary of Galileo Galilei tattooed on his right arm.
An inn or similar establishment selling alcoholic beverages, commonly to travellers. Notable taverns included the Faithful Bride in Tortuga and the Fiddler's Green in Davy Jones' Locker. Taverns are sometimes called pubs.
- See also: Category:Taverns
One who has carried out a theft, an act of stealing property.
Thousand Strike SpinEdit
The periodic change of the sea level, particularly when caused by the gravitational influence of the sun and the moon. A stream, current or flood.
- "Man the yards, you filthy toads!"
- ―Jack Sparrow
A corruption of the French ‘tout de suite’, which literally means 'all at once'.
- "'Tis good to be back on solid ground, if only for the pleasures of fresh food, good port, and good tobacco."
- ―Reginald Marmaduke Bracegirdle-Penwallow
Tobacco is an agricultural product processed from the leaves of plants in the genus Nicotiana. It can be consumed, used as a pesticide and, in the form of nicotine tartrate, used in some medicines.
A person who is employed by a town council to make public announcements in the streets.
- "Edward Teach! For crimes committed on the high seas, by the authority granted me by His Majesty the King, and with a goodly amount of personal satisfaction, I hereby place you in the custody of the court, and declare you to be my prisoner."
"My trick's out, is that it?"
"Such crimes do include but are not limited to piracy, treason, murder, torture of the most heinous sort, including the brutal theft of one used, twisted, hairy right leg!"
- ―Hector Barbossa and Blackbeard
Treason is the crime that covers some of the more extreme acts against one's sovereign or nation. Treason also covered the murder of specific social superiors, such as the murder of a husband by his wife. Treason against the king was known as high treason and treason against a lesser superior was petty treason. A person who commits treason is known in law as a traitor.
Treasure is a concentration of riches, often one which is considered lost or forgotten until being rediscovered. Pirates often buried their stolen fortunes in remote places, intending to return for them later, often with the use of treasure maps.
A treasure map is a map that marks the location of buried treasure, a valuable secret or a hidden locale.
Something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved; a gift or service showing respect, gratitude, or affection.
A mythological figure responsible for teaching others through the use of guile and treason. One who performs a sort of trickery. An impish or playful person; A fraud.
A tricorne, or tricorn, was a style of hat popular during the late 17th and 18th centuries. It was commonly worn as civilian dress and as part of military and naval uniforms.
An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.
A Typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops in the western part of the North Pacific Ocean. It is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Jack Sparrow was said to be born on a pirate ship during a typhoon.