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- adj. Tending or designed to depredate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Tending or designed to depredate; characterized by depredation; plundering.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Plundering; spoiling; consisting in or involving pillage.
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Various were the measures adopted to check this depredatory spirit.
The one solitary advantage of these corporations is that they gather the depredatory birds together, and lead them to prey upon themselves instead of wandering abroad for the defeathering of the innocent and artless who abound even in these days.
Upon his juncture with his tribe the effects of Dugingi's education soon displayed themselves; and having been caught and convicted of theft, and after a series of successful depredatory exploits, he was sentenced to two years 'penal servitude at the convict establishment in Cockatoo
Here the Apache and Camanche Indians always cross when on their depredatory tramps into Mexico.
Yet the fact is that the high rate of exchange and the depredatory U-boat represented almost identically the same danger.
In families living after a primitive manner of life, as this family did, the elder sons are invariably the companions of their fathers and accompany them on their depredatory raids.
On many of his depredatory expeditions he had not hesitated to use the knife and the mutton-bone.
I pass through a village where a depredatory man-eater has been carrying off women and children within the last few days.
Pirate was lying at the open door, watching the movements of Thor (the raven), whose depredatory proclivities were well known to the dog.
As Indians disappeared or succumbed, the solid row of pales gave place to a log-fence, which served well to keep out depredatory animals.