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n. - 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).

Usage examples (10)
  • Selkirk, or Selcraig, who was marooned on the lonely island of Juan
  • Bruce Selcraig: Obama's Historic Campaign Has Energized Apathetic Lockerrooms -- What Took Them So Long?
  • I hae dander'd owre a 'the kintra frae Dunbar to Selcraig, and hae forgather'd wi' mony a guid fallow, and mony a weelfar'd hizzie.
  • I hae dander'd owre a 'the kintra frae Dumbar to Selcraig, and hae forgather'd wi' monie a guid fallow, and monie a weelfar'd huzzie. for more
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