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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUNDERER

Well, well, I fear not for my child, she has no wealth to tempt a plunderer.

The Turk has always been a plunderer and has cursed everything he touched.

In 1013 Svend appeared no longer as a plunderer but as a conqueror.

Plunderer and plundered stare at each other for a moment; and that is all.

She also had $36 in silver, which the plunderer of the body did not get.

And being within the Union lines no plunderer had dared to touch it.

A very small time after our plunderer met with an old shepherd, who had sold a good parcel of sheep.

The great-coat took the plunderer's fancy; he took it down off the peg, and there stood Carter before him!

There is true political economy shaking hands with the plunderer of the Saxon!

The unregenerate Teuton was a pirate and a plunderer; the settled Saxon became an oversea trader and trafficker.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from German plündern, from Middle High German plunderen "to plunder," originally "to take away household furniture," from plunder (n.) "household goods, clothes," also "lumber, baggage" (14c.; cf. Modern German Plunder "lumber, trash"), which is related to Middle Dutch plunder "household goods;" Frisian and Dutch plunje "clothes." A word acquired by English via the Thirty Years War and applied in native use after the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. Related: Plundered; plundering. Plunderbund was a U.S. colloquial word from 1914 referring to "a corrupt alliance of corporate and financial interests," with German Bund "alliance, league."

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