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plunder

noun booty, depredation, devastation, foray, haul, ill-gotten goods, illicit gains, loot, maraud, pillage, praeda, raid, rapina, rapine, ravin, razzia, robbery, sack, seizure, spoils, spoliation, stolen articles, stolen goods, take, theft

plunder

verb buccaneer, carry off, compilare, depredate, desolate, despoil, displume, divest, flay, impoverish, lay in ruins, lay waste, loot, maraud, overthrow, pillage, pirate, prey on, purloin, raid, ransack, ravage, raze, reave, rifle, rob, ruin, sack, seize, steal, strip, take away, thieve
See also: despoil, devastate, hijack, hold up, loot, pillage, pirate, prey, prize, rape, rob, spoil, spoils, spoliation, steal

TO PLUNDER. The capture of personal property on land by a public enemy, with a view of making it his own. The property so captured is called plunder. See Booty; Prize.

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But," asked Franz, who lay wrapped in his cloak at the bottom of the boat, "why do not those who have been plundered complain to the French, Sardinian, or Tuscan governments?
Crooks saw that it would be impossible to prosecute his voyage without the danger of having his boats plundered, and a great part of his men massacred; he determined, however, not to be entirely frustrated in the objects of his expedition.
She saw her home plundered of all that represented intrinsic worth in the eyes of the Arabs, and then she saw the torch applied, and the flames lick up what remained.
A ROBBER who had plundered a Merchant of one thousand pieces of gold was taken before the Cadi, who asked him if he had anything to say why he should not be decapitated.
Hugh lingered behind for a few moments to stimulate himself with more drink, and to set all the taps running, a few of which had accidentally been spared; then, glancing round the despoiled and plundered room, through whose shattered window the rioters had thrust the Maypole itself,--for even that had been sawn down,--lighted a torch, clapped the mute and motionless John Willet on the back, and waving his light above his head, and uttering a fierce shout, hastened after his companions.
Jafri had requested the court to conduct investigations and bring back the money allegedly plundered by the prime minister.
Responding to the allegations Manzoor Wasan said that PML-F had been in power during the era of General Zia and General (R) Pervez Musharraf and had plundered the national wealth.
Once inside, they plundered bundles of cash from the ATM and fled.
SHAUN plunder holders it two G two in Av imp SHAUN JOHNSON plundered 24 points as New Zealand made it Group B wins from Avignon last night.
ISLAMABAD -- Justice Jawwad S Khawaja has remarked those who have plundered the public wealth are real looters and no one will be allowed to plunder even a single pie.
The paper mill, plundered in 2003, was producing writing papers and carton boards.
Soldiers are carrying the articles they plundered on civil pickups.