Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who ransacks; a careful searcher; a pillager.

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  • noun One who ransacks.

Etymologies

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ransack +‎ -er

Examples

  • She knew he was too young for her, and she also knew, because she was a sensible and observant woman, that he was mentally ill, and selfish in that ambitious smart-boy way, and that he was even more of a ransacker of liquor lockers than she was, and that he was any number of things that would make him impossible to live with.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • She knew he was too young for her, and she also knew, because she was a sensible and observant woman, that he was mentally ill, and selfish in that ambitious smart-boy way, and that he was even more of a ransacker of liquor lockers than she was, and that he was any number of things that would make him impossible to live with.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • From this ferocious ransacker of entrails we expect nothing of the kind.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

  • 'Thither shall I come then,' said Folk-might, 'and give myself out for the slayer of Rusty and the ransacker of Harts-bane and Penny - thumb; and therefor shall I offer good blood-wite and theft-wite; and thy father shall take that; for he is a just man.

    The Roots of the Mountains; Wherein Is Told Somewhat of the Lives of the Men of Burgdale

  • The most anticipated contribution of 2008-and of the past 10 years at least-is another two-volume work that may prove to be the greatest biography of the 16th president ever written: by Michael Burlingame (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,024 pages, $125), embodying 10 years 'research and writing by one of the field's most respected historians (and certainly the most indefatigable ransacker of archives).

    AmericanHeritage.com

  • The most anticipated contribution of 2008-and of the past 10 years at least-is another two-volume work that may prove to be the greatest biography of the 16th president ever written: by Michael Burlingame (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2,024 pages, $125), embodying 10 years 'research and writing by one of the field's most respected historians (and certainly the most indefatigable ransacker of archives).

    AmericanHeritage.com

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