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noun as in a swift armed surface vessel

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Left-wing NGOs have denounced him as a fascist, a destroyer of democracy.

Broad was not, as his critics would have liked to paint him, an evil destroyer of public education.

You can hear the destroyer coming and dropping the depth charges into the water, it’s just a matter of time.

Barnes & Noble has been tagged as either the savior or the destroyer of the book industry in its 100-year history.

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The oil palm is a Shiva of the modern consumer economy, a great creator and a great destroyer.

The USS Arleigh Burke, a destroyer, and USS Philippine Sea, a cruiser, launched a total of 47 Tomahawk missiles.

He was in the forward gun turret where the destroyer hit us.

During a night operation in the Solomon Islands in 1943, the patrol torpedo boat he commanded was rammed by a Japanese destroyer.

He was not a destroyer seeking to become exceptional by killing.

Some see all significance in the grim front of the destroyer, and some in the bitter sufferers of the Lost Cause.

But the rumble of distant guns told the destroyer that his short-lived hour of triumph was nearly sped.

Left on a picket boat with Birdie to board my destroyer to an accompaniment of various denominations of projectiles.

When the Turks saw a destroyer come bustling up at an unusual hour they said to themselves, "fee faw fum!"

Instead of being a destroyer of merchandise, this new craft was an unarmed carrier of merchandise.

The great mission of the submarine during the European war was as a commerce destroyer.


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