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Sel·kirk

 (sĕl′kûrk′), Alexander 1676-1721.
Scottish sailor who was marooned (1704-1709) on an island off Chile and is thought to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (published 1719).

Selkirk

(ˈsɛlˌkɜːk)
n
(Biography) Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676–1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe

Sel•kirk

(ˈsɛl kɜrk)

n.
a historic county in SE Scotland.
Also called Sel′kirk•shire` (-ˌʃɪər, -ʃər)
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Noun1.Selkirk - Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)Selkirk - Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
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'Voyage Round the World,' and also, as every one knows, by the experience of Alexander Selkirk, a sailor who, set ashore on the island of Juan Fernandez, off the coast of Chile, had lived there alone from 1709 to 1713.
Defoe got the idea of his story from the adventures of a Scots sailor named Alexander Selkirk. This sailor quarreled with his captain, and was set ashore upon an uninhabited island where he remained alone for more than four years.
Grub for Selkirk--you think um plenty dog-grub stop Selkirk?"
Its tameness, far from shocking me, as a similar occurrence did Selkirk, imparted to me the most exquisite thrill of delight I ever experienced, and with somewhat of the same pleasure did I afterwards behold the birds and lizards of the valley show their confidence in the kindliness of man.
He mused over the glory of the Mungo Parks, the Bruces, the Caillies, the Levaillants, and to some extent, I verily believe, of Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe), whom he considered in no wise inferior to the rest.
I feel inclined to say, with Alexander Selkirk, 'Their tameness is shocking to me'!
NEW Lowland League side Cumbernauld Colts aim to keep their fine away record going today at Selkirk.
The discovery eventually led to the arrests of Christian Selkirk and Daniel Cochrane who are on trial accused of sex offences against the girl.
I thank the Tartan Day committee for the opportunity to speak to you on the Selkirk or Red River Settlement, whose bicentenary we are commemorating this year.
Shop Market Place, Selkirk Age 33 Years as a manager 4 Number of staff 5 Best day as manager My first Grand National as manager.
EAST SENIORS CLASSY Craig Livingstone bagged a last-gasp wonder strike to keep Selkirk in the East Premier League.
Selkirk Victoria were trailing 5-0 with 28 minutes remaining of Saturday's final of the Wright Cup against Hawick United but managed to win 6-5 thanks to a last gasp injury time winner.