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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).

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  • Alexander Selkirk is a very small book, containing a plain, unvarnished account of just such events as happened.
  • These people, known as the Selkirk settlers, came from the Highlands of Scotland and settled on the banks of the Red River in 1813.
  • ( "Selkirk") (TSX VENTURE: SLK) is pleased to announce that Imperial Metals Corporation
  • Some were called Selkirk settlers. for more
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