Captain Cook


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Noun1.Captain Cook - English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)Captain Cook - English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
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Captain Cook was murdered by the natives of Owhyhee in the most thrilling manner.
The last voyage of that renowned but unfortunate discoverer, Captain Cook, had made known the vast quantities of the sea-otter to be found along that coast, and the immense prices to be obtained for its fur in China.
You wave an airy adieu to the boys on shore, light your biggest pipe, and swagger about the deck as if you were Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus all rolled into one.
'A baked baby, by the soul of Captain Cook!' burst forth Toby, with amazing vehemence; 'Veal?
It was an odd sensation to see his very familiar face established quite at home in that very unfamiliar room and region; and I found myself looking at him, much as I looked at the corner-cupboard with the glass and china, the shells upon the chimney-piece, and the coloured engravings on the wall, representing the death of Captain Cook, a ship-launch, and his Majesty King George the Third in a state-coachman's wig, leather-breeches, and top-boots, on the terrace at Windsor.
A man who had been to the Indies, and knew the sea so well, seemed to her a sort of public character, almost like Robinson Crusoe or Captain Cook; and Penny had always wished her husband to be a remarkable personage, likely to be put in Mangnall's Questions, with which register of the immortals she had become acquainted during her one year at a boarding-school.
This is how you found us staring at the Nile, and the Pyramids, and the Sphinxes, and the Desert, and all the rest of it; and this is how Tattycoram will be a greater traveller in course of time than Captain Cook.'
Captain Cook, in his third voyage, remarks, that the sailors gave to this appearance the name of sea-sawdust.
Key Stage Three Nathan from Acklam Grange School, The Best Day Ever An incredibly detailed story packed with beautiful descriptions of iconic Middlesbrough landmarks, conveying the pride Nathan feels for his home town Runners-up Evelyn (Captain Cook) We're Going on a Lion Hunt, Brooke (Captain Cook) Letter from Kati Morag, Poppy (Captain Cook) The Garden Gate, Jacob (Captain Cook) Captain Cook Birthplace Museum, Emma (Green Lane) Magnificent Middlesbrough, Ellanor (Green Lane) Dracula On Holiday, Charlotte (Marton Manor) Treasure of Middlesbrough, Laicey (Acklam Grange) Middlesbrough Empire Theatre
Staff at the clothing chain are facing an uncertain future after 'closing down' posters appeared in the windows of its Middlesbrough stores at Cleveland Retail Park and Captain Cook Square.
On August 25, 1768, Captain Cook sailed out of Plymouth harbour on the ship HM Bark Endeavour at the start of his epic journey.
Join Historian John Moore in discussing Captain Cook's Final Voyage by James K.