Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Buccaneer

What’s a buccaneer? (5)
The Golden Age of Pirates (7)
17th century (6)
Caribean Pirates, dear. (7)

What did pirates wear?
Sailor’s clothing called “slops”
Canvas doublet and drawers
knitted woolen caps, my dear.

Laws concerning dress? (5)
English Sumptuary Laws (7)
Latin - expenditure (6)
Tools control the populace.

Sumptuary Laws(5)
dictated what you could wear (7)
Clothing marked social rank
This met with pirate guffaws.

They took great delight
Wearing garments from fabric
Previously banned,
Velvet and silk - civil rights.


  1. Just exactly like your stories!  Research and questions.  Love all, but the ending is terrific-Civil Rights for sure!  Thanks for a chuckle, Ruth.

  2. Ruth Ferris/StorykeeperApril 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM


    I had to add that piece when I read about the law.  I'm glad it made you chuckle.


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