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Freebooter   Listen

Someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war).  Synonyms: despoiler, looter, pillager, plunderer, raider, spoiler.

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"Freebooter" Quotes from Famous Books

... greater awe for having heard the hum of men, and his minstrel dreams had derived fresh vigour from contact with the active world. But, as usual, he was his brother's chief stay in the vexations of a reformer. The serfs had much rather their lord had turned out a freebooter than an improver. Why should they sow new seeds, when the old had sufficed their fathers? Work, beyond the regulated days when they scratched up the soil of his old enclosure, was abhorrent to them. As to his offered coin, they needed nothing it would buy, and had rather bask in the sun or sleep ...
— The Dove in the Eagle's Nest • Charlotte M. Yonge

... cradle. As a schoolboy I remember the pride with which I hailed Robin Hood, Robert Bruce, and Robert le Diable as my name- fellows; and the feeling of sore disappointment that fell on my heart when I found a freebooter or a general who did not share with me a single one of my numerous praenomina. Look at the delight with which two children find they have the same name. They are friends from that moment forth; they have a bond of union stronger than exchange of nuts and sweetmeats. This feeling, ...
— Lay Morals • Robert Louis Stevenson

... lustier freebooter of the high seas than Capt. Thomas Randall, known familiarly as "Cap'n Tom," commander of the privateering ship Fox, and numerous other vessels. This boat, a brigantine, was well named, for she was quick and sly and yet could ...
— Greenwich Village • Anna Alice Chapin

Words linked to "Freebooter" :   stealer, war, raider, pirate, sea robber, buccaneer, thief, sea rover, warfare

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