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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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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'!
'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.
Because of the loss of the extensive family papers, most of what we can now find out about the Selkirks relates to Red River and the fur trade.
Except for a small herd in the Selkirks and a few stragglers in Montana and Maine, woodland caribou have vanished from the Lower 48 states (some 5,000 still exist in British Columbia).
The Borders' newest distillery was officially opened on Saturday, by the man who hopes it will help increase footfall in his estate on the outskirts of Selkirk.
Brothers Mike and Rob Barnes started Selkirk Sport in Hayden in 2014 with the belief that pickleball, once an obscure sport played by seniors and in physical education classes, was about to take off.
He is charged with placing them in a state of fear and alarm by saying he intended to buy a gun and shoot members of Selkirk Community Council.
Ward, of Bannerfield Drive, Selkirk,admitted theft and charges relating to an incident at Borders General Hospital, Melrose, when he refused to be treated by a black doctor and resisted arrest.