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.
boldly
brim
adjusted
curved
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Rex the Red was tired after a long day of forcing treacherous dogs to walk the plank.
tired
treacherous
was
long
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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.
purple
in
tears
called
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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
spare
nest
hook
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The onion soup tasted watery and bitter to the pirate with the peg leg.
to
peg leg
tasted
bitter
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First Mate Murphy was ashamed that he didn't know the steps to the popular pirate dance.
steps
was
ashamed
dance
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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.
weepy
were
lonesome
dances
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Mary May Moonshot takes leadership classes at the community college of the sea.
at
takes
leadership
college
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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.
festive
orders
dance
heard
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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.
scourge
alike
is
of
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Captain Carly loves the taste of fresh ham and root beer from a dirty mug.
fresh
taste
from
loves
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Rex the Red had bits of food in the twists of his beard and it made the men hungry
had
hungry
bits
twists
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First Mate Murphy was weary of Captain Carly's long rants about pirate boots.
rants
weary
about
was
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The pirate with the purple shirt saw the signal from the abandoned lighthouse.
saw
signal
abandoned
lighthouse
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The angry sea almost tossed the wobbly First Mate Murphy off the ship during the storm.
tossed
wobbly
storm
angry
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I am upset about missing the sword fight between Captain Carly and the pirate with the red shirt.
fight
upset
am
between
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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.
for
whip
gave
birthday
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The smell of fresh ham tempted Captain Carly to board the cruise liner as it passed.
tempted
smell
cruise
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.
present
thought
shanty
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.
in
cruise
sail
swung
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First Mate Murphy used his hook to hang Christmas decorations along the ship's hull.
used
decorations
to
hook
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First Mate Murphy and Mary May Moonshot were bloated with ham and pineapple from Captain Carly's party.
bloated
were
with
party
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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
parrot
belly
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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
was
deck
funny
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The crew seemed uncomfortable when Captain Carly brought up the subject of bathing.
uncomfortable
seemed
subject
crew
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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.
are
deserted
on
except
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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.
is
locker
best
otherwise
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Early in the morning, First Mate Murphy fishes off the side of the boat with a special hook.
off
hook
special
fishes
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