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Despoiler   Listen
noun
despoiler  n.  One who despoils.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Despoiler" Quotes from Famous Books



... battle-sleet down bringeth, Scarce I trow thou speakest truth; She, the girl with golden armlets, Cannot care for such a gift; But, O serpent's hoard despoiler! If the maid must have my head— Maid whose wrist Rhine's fire[25] wreatheth, Closer ...
— The story of Burnt Njal - From the Icelandic of the Njals Saga • Anonymous

... consequence of a message from the throne. In the lords Earl Grey urged the necessity of a pacific policy, while Lord Grenville advocated war. In the commons Mr. Grattan came forward, and with vehement and eloquent indignation declaimed against the despoiler of Europe, and advocated the most energetic measures to hurl him from his usurped throne. War was resolved on by both lords and commons, and the latter granted the necessary supplies. And this they did munificently; no less a sum than L90,000,000 ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. - From George III. to Victoria • E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

... a public-house without considering it as the abode of the evil genius of the neighbourhood; the despoiler of industry, the destroyer of domestic comfort; and heartily do I wish, that some means could be devised for abolishing these resorts of wickedness; that some legislative enactment may render it unlawful for any one to keep such places. With respect to a peculiar sort of beverage, ...
— The Infant System - For Developing the Intellectual and Moral Powers of all Children, - from One to Seven years of Age • Samuel Wilderspin



Words linked to "Despoiler" :   war, pillager, sea robber, stealer, pirate, spoiler, sea rover, despoil, raider, buccaneer, warfare, plunderer, freebooter, thief



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