ravager


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rav·age

 (răv′ĭj)
v. rav·aged, rav·ag·ing, rav·ages
v.tr.
1. To bring heavy destruction on; devastate: A tornado ravaged the town.
2. To pillage; sack: Enemy soldiers ravaged the village.
v.intr.
To wreak destruction.
n.
1. The act or practice of pillaging or destroying: the marauders' ravage of the village.
2.
a. Destruction, damage, or harm: The storm resulted in the ravage of the countryside.
b. ravages Destructive or harmful effects: the ravages of disease.

[French ravager, from Old French, to uproot, from ravir, to ravish; see ravish.]

rav′ag·er n.
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"The truly guilty," said Milady, "is the ravager of England, the persecutor of true believers, the base ravisher of the honor of so many women--he who, to satisfy a caprice of his corrupt heart, is about to make England shed so much blood, who protects the Protestants today and will betray them tomorrow--"
In the mean time, the alarm spread through the neighbourhood; the armed men collected immediately, and pursued the ravagers into the wilderness.
He also provides a lovely anthem to that garden ravager, the common mole, a far more interesting, intrepid creature than is commonly known.
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A voir, de nos rivages africains de la Mediterranee, le feu ravager la cathedrale de Notre Dame de Paris, on ne peut que ressentir l'immensite de la perte.
Even the most graceful young woman is a horrific ravager, not because
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Les forces de l'ordre sont intervenues, faisant usage de gas lacrymogene pour disperser les manifestants et les empecher de s'introduire dans le district et ravager les biens publics et prives.
Look out for the Ravager, a big tiger kind of thing, which has a gun on its back that can be shot off and used as an upgrade.
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Et presque tout le monde participe au piegeage du sanglier qui peut ravager un champ entier en une nuit.
Ewans insecurities get him suckered into a cultish plot, conjured up by new acquaintance Archie Gardener Hobbes's powerful mother, which will destroy Oliver as he attempts to rid Britain of another villain, Ralph the Ravager. Oliver, aided by his sarcastic, clever gal-pal agent Sophie, thwarts all their schemes.