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
brim
boldly
adjusted
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Rex the Red was tired after a long day of forcing treacherous dogs to walk the plank.
long
was
tired
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.
called
in
tears
purple
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Mary May Moonshot never missed a target with her flintlock musket.
Moonshot
target
missed
never
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First Mate Murphy left his spare hook in the crow's nest of his pirate ship.
left
nest
hook
spare
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The onion soup tasted watery and bitter to the pirate with the peg leg.
bitter
to
peg leg
tasted
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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.
dances
lonesome
weepy
were
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Mary May Moonshot takes leadership classes at the community college of the sea.
takes
at
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
heard
dance
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.
scourge
alike
of
is
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Captain Carly loves the taste of fresh ham and root beer from a dirty mug.
loves
taste
fresh
from
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Rex the Red had bits of food in the twists of his beard and it made the men hungry
had
twists
hungry
bits
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First Mate Murphy was weary of Captain Carly's long rants about pirate boots.
was
weary
rants
about
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The pirate with the purple shirt saw the signal from the abandoned lighthouse.
abandoned
signal
saw
lighthouse
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The angry sea almost tossed the wobbly First Mate Murphy off the ship during the storm.
storm
tossed
wobbly
angry
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I am upset about missing the sword fight between Captain Carly and the pirate with the red shirt.
between
upset
fight
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
whip
birthday
for
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The smell of fresh ham tempted Captain Carly to board the cruise liner as it passed.
smell
tempted
fresh
cruise
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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.
shanty
thought
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.
in
cruise
sail
swung
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First Mate Murphy used his hook to hang Christmas decorations along the ship's hull.
used
hook
to
decorations
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First Mate Murphy and Mary May Moonshot were bloated with ham and pineapple from Captain Carly's party.
party
with
bloated
were
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Captain Carly ordered the scurvy dogs to polish her boots before she ran them through.
scurvy
before
them
ordered
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According to the legend, Captain Carly lost her parrot in the belly of a whale.
lost
parrot
in
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.
deck
funny
was
when
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The crew seemed uncomfortable when Captain Carly brought up the subject of bathing.
uncomfortable
crew
seemed
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.
on
deserted
are
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.
best
locker
otherwise
is
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Early in the morning, First Mate Murphy fishes off the side of the boat with a special hook.
special
fishes
hook
off
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