Barbary Coast

  1. a part of a city that is notorious for gambling dens and brothels and saloons and riotous night life (especially the waterfront of San Francisco after the gold rush of 1849)
    we'll tolerate no Barbary Coast in this city!
  2. the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa that was famous for its Moorish pirates
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  • During 18th and 19th centuries this area was known as the Barbary Coast and was feared for its regular piracy of European shipping. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at
  • By 1910, San Francisco’s red-light district, known as the Barbary Coast, contained more than 300 concert saloons within a six-block radius, and the South Side of Chicago had more than 285. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Not even the six major fires that raged through the city between 1848 and 1851—many of them set by an organized gang of transplanted Australian criminals known as the Sydney Ducks—could slow the explosive urban development, which stretched from the dockside red-light district known as the Barbary Coast to the nouveau riche mansions on 338-foot-high Nob Hill, located above Chinatown and the financial district. LIGHTING OUT FOR THE TERRITORY
  • Also known as Barbary sheep because they are native to the mountainous region of the Barbary Coast in North Africa, aoudads can clear a six-and-a-half-foot barrier from a standing start.
  • These extortionists of the high seas represented the Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers—collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast—and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American republic. The Last Patriot
  • Less than a 100 years later, the young American nation fought North African pirate strongholds along the so-called Barbary Coast - battles that are recalled in the "shores of Tripoli" stanza in the Marines 'Hymn. Headlines
  • In fact, in a span of less than a decade, Barbary Coast corsairs plundered nearly 500 merchant vessels, commandeering the ships and selling the crews and passengers into slavery.
  • Some pirates were not loyal to any country and lived on the Barbary Coast which was along the North African coast.
  • It may be that the Chinese 'highbinder' has a discrete origin: thus Asbury _Barbary Coast_ 1933 185: 'The _boo how doy_, popularly known as hatchetmen or highbinders, received regular salaries, with extra pay for exceptional bravery in battle.' 1897: Strange Tales of Highbinders and Child Actors
  • But to evidence unequivocal that the United States of America was never intended to provide even the first hint of adhesion to any religious orientation: In the latter years of the 1790s and early days and years of the 1800s, the North Africa states along what was known as the Barbary Coast — Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, and Morocco — were rapaciously raking American shipping. The US was NEVER intended to be Christian. Herein is the Documented Truth.
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