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  • n. Plural form of forayer.


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  • Some of the English forayers had discovered and driven off the few sheep which had escaped the first researches of their avarice.

    The Monastery

  • The forayers seized manes, got on with a single leap, dragged booty or captives up after them.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • From such men the Lord Denethor chose his forayers, who crossed the Anduin secretly (how or where, they would not say) to harry the Orcs and other enemies that roamed between the Ephel Dúath and the River.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • The principal band of forayers dragged the prisoners after it -- some were at the stirrup, others behind the saddle, with their arms tied at their backs.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 330, April 1843

  • They had done this in order to keep the cattle immediately close to us, and therefore as free from forayers as possible during the night.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • Eutaw, a sequel to The forayers, or The raid of the dog-days; a tale of the revolution .... [1st ed.]

    The Byrd library

  • The forayers; or, The raid of the dog-days .... [1st ed.]

    The Byrd library

  • Wild adventurers they were, forayers and destroyers from the far lands beyond the Sea of Bering, who blasted the new and unknown world with fire and sword and clutched greedily for its wealth of fur and hide.

    Negore, The Coward

  • There were not only forays into each other's territories and surprise attacks upon the forayers, but sometimes they fought regular engagements, and this single Roman house often won the victory over what was at that time the most powerful city in Etruria.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • When Nomenoe, in the ninth century, reduced to something like a regular organisation this half savage society of emigrants and created the Duchy of Brittany by annexing to the territory in which the Breton tongue was spoken, the Marches of Brittany, established by the Carlovingians to hold in respect the forayers of the west, he found it advisable to assimilate its religious organisation to that of the rest of the world.

    Recollections of My Youth


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