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- noun One who, or that which,
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- noun a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
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This so enraged the King that, yielding to the suggestions of the wicked Almidor, he agreed to send him, with treacherous intent, to the court of Egypt, as bearer of a sealed letter, in which document he entreated King Ptolemy to take an early opportunity of destroying one who was a despiser and uprooter of their ancient belief.
It actually reminds me of those uprooter droids in Star Wars, in a half lot category of way.
-- or from the hideous devilfish of the Gulf, -- gigantic, flat-bodied, black, with immense side-fins ever outspread like the pinions of a bat, -- the terror of luggermen, the uprooter of anchors?
Hopeless of you and of us, of gillies and marquises hopeless, Weary of ethic and logic, of rhetoric yet more weary, There shall he, smit by the charm of a lovely potatoe-uprooter, Study the question of sex in the Bothie of what-did-he-call-it. "'-- p. 18.