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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RAN'SACKING, ppr. Pillaging; searching narrowly.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion); "he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis" [syn: ransacking, rummage]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ransack Ran"sack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ransacked; p. pr. & vb. n. Ransacking.] [OE. ransaken, Icel, rannsaka to explore, examine; rann a house (akin to Goth. razn house, AS. r[ae]sn plank, beam) + the root of s[ae]kja to seek, akin to E. seek. See Seek, and cf. Rest repose.] 1. To search thoroughly; to search every place or part of; as, to ransack a house. To ransack every corner of their . . . hearts. --South. 2. To plunder; to pillage completely. Their vow is made To ransack Troy. --Shak. 3. To violate; to ravish; to defiour. [Obs.] Rich spoil of ransacked chastity. --Spenser.

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