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marauding

A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for raiding, looting, plundering, taking by force.
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This year we've been entertained by a pair of glossy black crows who have been marauding about our garden.
Caption: Marauding monkeys prowling in gangs in Shimla
A disappointing display from Geordan Murphy, whose wing yielded three tries to the marauding Vincent Clerc, could see the Leicester back axed.
But it seems Bareknuckle Paul and the Marauding Pict defied all the stereotypes to reach a grown-up compromise (involving a return to the overnight system for all but the major meetings) that frustrated all lovers of needless violence and spilled claret.
It is often viewed as an entomological take on the Wilis of Giselle, but one wonders if there isn't a shadow subject: the HUAC's marauding MeCarthyites and their hunted victims.
(In the outdoor industry, some enterprising vendors made a handsome profit selling "Y2K Survival Kits," packed with everything one would need to fend off the hordes of marauding refugees that survived the resulting Armageddon.)
The currants and the blueberries are also the focus of my marauding wildlife.
Women and children are the main victims, left behind with few resources, vulnerable to marauding soldiers.
VALIANT knight Tristan has devoted his life to Lord Marke, the man who saved his life as a child from marauding Irish hordes under the command of King Donnchadh.
Though scorned as marauding northern savages, and well-documented for their ruthless and brutal raids for riches and power, the Vikings were also expert shipbuilders, cunning merchants, skilled artisans, and daring colonizers of distant lands.
Like most beekeepers these days, Keeley doses his hives with a variety of treatments to keep the bees free of affliction: disease, mites and invasions by marauding animals such as skunks.
A new study proposes scaring marauding gangs of kangaroos away from farms and other private property by playing recordings of their own thumping feet.