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PILLAR OF SALT
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Pillaging definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PILL'AGING, ppr. Plundering; stripping.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors" [syn: plundering, pillage, pillaging]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pillage Pil"lage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Pillaged; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillaging.] To strip of money or goods by open violence; to plunder; to spoil; to lay waste; as, to pillage the camp of an enemy. Mummius . . . took, pillaged, and burnt their city. --Arbuthnot.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see pillage

Moby Thesaurus

assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism, butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation, direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure, freebooting, killing, laying waste, looting, marauding, massacre, obstreperousness, onslaught, pillage, plunder, plundering, plunderous, predacious, predacity, predatory, raid, raiding, ransacking, rapaciousness, rapacity, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravenousness, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling, riot, rioting, sack, sacking, sharkishness, slaughter, sowing with salt, spoiling, spoliation, spoliatory, unruliness, violation, wolfishness



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