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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswashbucklingswash‧buck‧ling /ˈswɒʃˌbʌkəlɪŋ $ ˈswɑːʃ-, ˈswɒːʃ-/ adjective  BRAVErelating to adventures in which people do brave exciting things and fight against their enemies with swords a swashbuckling hero a swashbuckling tale of piratesswashbuckler noun [countable]
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swashbucklingUltra-confident, dashing and with a swashbuckling air he is the archetypal head boy or captain of the rugby team.He has everything a swashbuckling hero needs - except good looks.The Westons' brief life stories would have done credit to the swashbuckling imagination of a Stevenson, Scott or Dumas.But there is no shifting the swashbuckling McInerney.a swashbuckling ship captain
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