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- "Right to habeas corpus; suspended."
A writ requiring a person to be brought before a court commonly for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.  This was one of the statutes suspended by Lord Cutler Beckett during his attempt to eradicate piracy.
Honor as holy. Make holy; consecrate.
- "He thinks we're a hallucination."
"William, tell me something. Have you come because you need my help to save a certain distressing damsel, or rather, damsel in distress? Either one."
"Well, then, you wouldn't be here, would you? So you can't be here. Q.E.D., you're not really here."
- ―Will Turner and Jack Sparrow
A sensory perception of something that does not exist, arising from disorder of the nervous system, as in delirium tremens; a delusion. Jack Sparrow began hallucinating while he was in Davy Jones' Locker, which all he hallucinated were various versions of himself.
A sling made of fabric, rope, or netting, suspended between two points, used for swinging, sleeping, or resting.
- "Hands, come about. Roll out the guns."
- ―Theodore Groves to the Sailors
Name for the crew on a ship.
- "And for these crimes, you have been sentenced to be, on this day, hung by the neck until dead. May God have mercy to your soul."
- ―Port Royal clerk
A form of execution, widely used for punishing pirates in the Age of Piracy. The convict stood with a rope around his neck on a trapdoor which was suddenly opened or on a chair or barrel which was kicked away, so that he fell down and the rope broke his neck and/or strangulated him. The corpses of the executed were often hanged on a gibbet at the coast as a warning for other criminals.
The hangman's noose is a well-known knot most often associated with its use in hanging a person.
A harbor is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored.
A strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman. It was more commonly used as an insult to women.
The direction into which a seagoing vessel's bow is pointing and/or the direction into which it is actually moving.
A term to refer to fellowship among sailors.
- "Don't be a fool. Mermaids are all female, son. And lovely as a dream of heaven. But when it comes time to churn butter, so to speak, they snatch a sailor out of a boat or off the deck of a ship, have their way, and then the sailors are pulled to bottom, and drowned, and eaten."
The paradise of the afterlife in certain religions, considered to be the home of the god or gods of those religions, and often the home, or one of various possible homes, of souls of deceased people.
The part of the ship where the steering wheel or the steering pole is located. Normally the helm is located on the Quarterdeck.
A hero (masculine) or heroine (feminine) refers to characters who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, display courage and the will for self-sacrifice—that is, heroism—for some greater good of all humanity. This definition originally referred to martial courage or excellence but extended to more general moral excellence.
A branch of knowledge that studies the past; record or narrative description of past events.
Hoist the colors
A Spanish term, meaning "hello", or some other friendly greeting.
Holland, also called The Netherlands, is a country located on the western border of Germany. During the Age of Piracy, Holland was one of the world leaders in trade and possesed many colonies in the Caribbean Sea and other areas. Fitzwilliam P. Dalton III was given a telescope made in Holland. Fitzwilliam's watch, the Timekeeper, was also fabricated there.
Any behavior of where you stood in a situation. Jack Sparrow was known to have an honest streak.
The hook is a rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment. A pirate named James had a hook on his hand.
A clock made of two glass vessels connected with a narrow passage, with sand flowing through that passage.
A severe tropical cyclone with winds of 75 miles per hour or greater accompanied by rain, lightning, and thunder that sometimes moves into temperate latitudes.
A term used as a call for coordinated physical effort, as in hoisting, or as a cheer indicating enjoyment or approval, often associated with sailors, shouted by a group in praise of a thing or event. Commodore Norrington's men gave "huzzahs" aboard the Dauntless after the battle at Isla de Muerta.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
- ↑ Hanging on Wikipedia
- ↑ Her Majesty's Ship on Wikipedia
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Visual Guide, p22: "Norrington"
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest January 19 2006 screenplay revision
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- ↑ Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl