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  • n. prey; plunder; booty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Prey; plunder; booty.
  • intransitive v. To prey; to plunder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To plunder; pillage; rob.
  • n. Spoil; booty; plunder; pillage.


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