Grand Turk


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Grand Turk

The chief island of the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Atlantic Ocean southeast of the Bahamas. It is the site of Cockburn Town, the capital of the island group.

Grand′ Turk′


n.
1. an island in the Turks and Caicos Islands of the West Indies. 7 mi. (11 km) long.
2. capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, on Grand Turk. 3098.
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Noun1.Grand Turk - the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)grand Turk - the ruler of a Muslim country (especially of the former Ottoman Empire)
ruler, swayer - a person who rules or commands; "swayer of the universe"
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They carried me to Constantinople, where the Grand Turk, Selim, made my master general at sea for having done his duty in the battle and carried off as evidence of his bravery the standard of the Order of Malta.
The Grand Turk took the loss greatly to heart, and with the cunning which all his race possess, he made peace with the Venetians (who were much more eager for it than he was), and the following year, seventy-four, he attacked the Goletta and the fort which Don John had left half built near Tunis.
'Is it good, Brass, is it nice, is it fragrant, do you feel like the Grand Turk?" said Quilp.
Mr Brass thought that if he did, the Grand Turk's feelings were by no means to be envied, but he said it was famous, and he had no doubt he felt very like that Potentate.
But the third emir, now seeing himself all alone on the quarter-deck, seems to feel relieved from some curious restraint; for, tipping all sorts of knowing winks in all sorts of directions, and kicking off his shoes, he strikes into a sharp but noiseless squall of a hornpipe right over the Grand Turk's head; and then, by a dexterous sleight, pitching his cap up into the mizentop for a shelf, he goes down rollicking, so far at least as he remains visible from the deck, reversing all other processions, by bringing up the rear with music.
Were I to last a thousand years, and rise to the dignity of being the handkerchief that the Grand Turk is said to toss toward his favorite, I could not forget the interest with which I accompanied Adrienne to the door of her little apartment, in the entresol.
I do not wonder that these men go to see Cromwell and Christina and Charles the Second and James the First and the Grand Turk. For they are, in their own elevation, the fellows of kings, and must feel the servile tone of conversation in the world.
So the Grand Turk, Asia, and Africa have recourse to magic, and they send a demon against us, named the Mahdi, who it was thought had come down from heaven on a white charger which, like its master was bullet-proof, and the pair of them lived on the air of that part of the world.
She suffers from her wicked old mother and her Grand Turk of a brother.
I would not exchange this one little English girl for the Grand Turk's whole seraglio, gazelle-eyes, houri forms, and all!"
Granting other whales to be in sight, the fishermen will seldom give chase to one of these Grand Turks; for these Grand Turks are too lavish of their strength, and hence their unctuousness is small.
Its main purpose will be to support the Police Maritime unit tackling illegal migration, DECR's work tackling illegal fishing and transporting high risk prisoners between Grand Turk and Providenciales

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