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  • v. Present participle of maraud.
  • adj. raiding and pillaging
  • adj. killing in wanton fashion.
  • adj. killing domestic animals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by plundering or pillaging or marauding


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  • However, Mr. Netanyahu rejected recommendations to term the marauding attackers as "terrorists," likening them instead to left-wing Israeli protesters who participate in demonstrations with Palestinians against settlements and the Israeli army.

    Israel Vows Crackdown as Mosque Is Attacked

  • Their message is powerful enough to convince people western states and nuclear-powered Israel can't match ragtag marauding "terrorist" bands coming to neighborhoods near us unless we flatten countries they may be coming from.

    Terrorism Defined

  • On being assured by Pretorius and his party that they were not Boers and did not belong to the Boer forces, he told them very confidently all, and perhaps more than they wanted to know, for he began to express himself very strongly against the so-called marauding bands of Boers still roaming at large.

    In the Shadow of Death

  • First, there is the pre-Trojan period, a time of roving and marauding, which is true of that age in general, and may have some touch of Ulysses in particular.

    Homer's Odyssey A Commentary

  • On my second visit I had the satisfaction of negotiating the exchange of Colonel Carlyon and some other Americans with several of our own officers, who had been captured in the numerous engagements our forces had lately had in the Carolinas, as well as in some of what I may, with justice, call our marauding expeditions in Virginia.

    Hurricane Hurry

  • Some of the communities, known as marauding tribes, were addicted to violent crime and internecine warfare.


  • TAUBMAN: Lavrenty Beria was the secret police chief under Stalin, a man from Soviet Georgia, who had more blood on him than anybody else, probably up to his neck, who was totally cynical, who was also, it turned out later, a kind of marauding rapist.

    Khrushchev: The Man and His Era (Part 1)

  • What kind of marauding and -- and thugging is that?

    Miss Theodosia's Heartstrings

  • The men were thus left without food except such as marauding could extort.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 2 of 2)

  • Three people have been taken to hospital after they were attacked by a "marauding" goat in Melbourne's east. Top EMS News


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  • I use this word to describe the grackles that visit my yard en masse (as in "marauding band of blackbirds").

    June 27, 2007

  • I know we already have maraud and marauder but for some reason this particular form of the word amuses me the most.

    June 27, 2007