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Corsairʹ

means properly “one who gives chase.” Applied to the pirates of the northern coast of Africa. (Italian corso, a chase; French corsaire; Latin cursus.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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