Action Verbs and Verbs of Being with Pirates

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Action Verbs and Verbs of Being with Pirates
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Captain Pete boldly adjusted the curved brim of his tricorn hat.
curved
adjusted
boldly
brim
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Rex the Red was tired after a long day of forcing treacherous dogs to walk the plank.
tired
long
was
treacherous
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Captain Carly called the pirate in the purple shirt a "beardless yeller belly," which caused him to run away in tears.
tears
purple
called
in
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Mary May Moonshot never missed a target with her flintlock musket.
Moonshot
never
target
missed
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First Mate Murphy left his spare hook in the crow's nest of his pirate ship.
left
hook
spare
nest
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The onion soup tasted watery and bitter to the pirate with the peg leg.
peg leg
tasted
bitter
to
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First Mate Murphy was ashamed that he didn't know the steps to the popular pirate dance.
dance
ashamed
was
steps
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Rex the Red and the pirate with the purple shirt were lonesome and weepy during the slow dances at Captain Carly's party.
were
weepy
dances
lonesome
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Mary May Moonshot takes leadership classes at the community college of the sea.
takes
at
college
leadership
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First Mate Murphy heard the Captain's orders but felt that opening the dance floor with a slow song would spoil the festive mood.
dance
festive
heard
orders
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Rex the Red is the scourge of the Seven Seas and the mere mention of his name saturates pantaloons of men and children alike.
is
of
alike
scourge
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Captain Carly loves the taste of fresh ham and root beer from a dirty mug.
loves
from
fresh
taste
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Rex the Red had bits of food in the twists of his beard and it made the men hungry
bits
had
hungry
twists
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First Mate Murphy was weary of Captain Carly's long rants about pirate boots.
about
rants
weary
was
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The pirate with the purple shirt saw the signal from the abandoned lighthouse.
abandoned
lighthouse
saw
signal
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The angry sea almost tossed the wobbly First Mate Murphy off the ship during the storm.
wobbly
storm
tossed
angry
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I am upset about missing the sword fight between Captain Carly and the pirate with the red shirt.
between
fight
upset
am
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The pirate with the peg leg gave Captain Carly a whip for her birthday, much to the dismay of the other pirates.
gave
for
birthday
whip
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The smell of fresh ham tempted Captain Carly to board the cruise liner as it passed.
smell
cruise
tempted
fresh
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Mary May Moonshot thought that the lyrics to the pirate shanty were too explicit to sing at a party where men with childlike minds were present.
thought
shanty
present
too
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The pirate in the purple shirt swung from the sail of the cruise liner with a knife in his teeth.
sail
swung
in
cruise
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First Mate Murphy used his hook to hang Christmas decorations along the ship's hull.
used
decorations
hook
to
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First Mate Murphy and Mary May Moonshot were bloated with ham and pineapple from Captain Carly's party.
were
party
with
bloated
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Captain Carly ordered the scurvy dogs to polish her boots before she ran them through.
scurvy
them
ordered
before
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According to the legend, Captain Carly lost her parrot in the belly of a whale.
in
lost
belly
parrot
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It was funny when First Mate Murphy slipped on the ship's deck and landed with his back on the ship's wheel.
when
deck
was
funny
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The crew seemed uncomfortable when Captain Carly brought up the subject of bathing.
seemed
uncomfortable
crew
subject
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Pete the Pale and Rex the Red are stranded on a tiny deserted island with nothing to eat except one another.
except
on
deserted
are
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Some say that Captain Carly is the best dressed pirate in the Caribbean, and those who say otherwise reside in Davy Jones' locker.
best
is
otherwise
locker
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Early in the morning, First Mate Murphy fishes off the side of the boat with a special hook.
special
hook
off
fishes
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