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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RAVAGER

All the crops, as far as it extended its flight, fell before this ravager.

What a good thing it was he had not killed the ravager of his home!

This checked the hounds for a moment, but Ravager cast forward, and presently they came on faster than ever.

He looked back at the pack working out his line in the fields below him, and saw that Ravager was at their head.

We speak with dread of the beasts of prey: what beast of prey is so dire a ravager as man,—so cruel and so treacherous?

A grey bear visited the folds at Hleithargarth; many such a ravager was there far and wide throughout the country.

Congestion of the lungs vies with sleeping sickness as the ravager of Middle Africa, and especially certain parts of the Congo.

The good fortune that secured me the ravaged pupa taught me nothing concerning the tactics of the ravager.

Has this pigmy of the family the same talents as the giant, the ravager of the oak-tree?

In the centre of this circle was placed the Ravager of the World, and round it a rampart of shields.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from French ravager "lay waste, devastate," from Old French ravage "destruction," especially by flood (14c.), from ravir "to take away hastily" (see ravish). Related: Ravaged; ravaging.

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