Definition of Captain cook
1. Noun. English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779).
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Literary usage of Captain cook
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1. Captain Cook's Three Voyages Round the World by James Cook, Charles Rathbone Low (1880)
"Previous to their leaving the island, captain cook displayed the English colours, and in the name of King George took possession of all the eastern coast of ..."
2. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"However, if you have a tent, or if you're willing to skip the hookups, there's better stuff outside of town, in captain cook State Recreation Area, ..."
3. The Voyages of Captain James Cook: Illustrated with Maps and Numerous by James Cook (1842)
"Had captain cook and Mr. Anderson lived to avail themselves of the ... They were named by captain cook the Sandwich Islands in honour of the Earl of ..."
4. The London Magazine, Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1780)
"The following republication of the account of the late captain cook'» voyage, and of the chart given in our Magazine for July bit. is owing to the fortunate ..."
5. The Three Voyages of Captain James Cook Round the World. by James Cook (1821)
"He was received with the same formalities as were observed with captain cook; and, on his coming away, though the visit was quite unexpected, he received a ..."
6. Works by Washington Irving (1895)
"It remains a lasting monument of the enterprising and unfortunate captain cook, who was murdered by the natives of this island. ..."