What's a Quaker Faker?

6/02/2010 07:32:00 PM ·

Could we be talking about the Quakers that were social activists of the 18th and 19th centuries who fought for the rights of women, homosexuality, and prisoners? Not exactly.

A Quaker faker was a decoy gun mounted on the sides of pirate ships to make them look more dangerous. They were completely harmless, tar-covered logs which were intended to scare enemies and victims into a quick surrender.

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