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pillaging

pi li jing

  • n  the act of stealing valuable things from a place
  • v  steal goods; take as spoils

  • Genghis Khan operated in the context of the nomadic steppe, where pillaging villages was the norm.
  • It has all the makings of a suspenseful swashbuckler: a mysterious ship, sunken treasure, the threat of midnight raids and the pillaging of priceless cultural artifacts.
  • British MPs warned him that pillaging was a crime for which he could be shot.
News & Articles

  • One-eyed kitten becomes Internet star
    He may not be pillaging and plundering his way across the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the kitten has become the Internet's most popular pirate. The one-eyed kitten was found with traumatic facial injuries and several diseases earlier this month near a Troutdale, Ore., home. The woman who discovered Sir Stuffington and his brothers took them in. Vets had to remove one of the kitten's eyes in ...
    Sept. 24, 2013 - Local 6 Orlando
  • One-eyed kitten Sir Stuffington is Internet’s most popular pirate
    Troutdale (KPTV) — He may not be pillaging and plundering his way ‘cross the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the...
    Sept. 24, 2013 - FOX 6 Milwaukee
  • Photo posted online of Sir Stuffington dressed as pirate has gone viral
    He may not be pillaging and plundering his way across the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the kitten has become the Internet's most popular pirate.
    Sept. 24, 2013 - WJXT Jacksonville
Quotes

  • Condoleezza Rice in Boston Globe (registration)
    He "is through raping and pillaging this country, and the Liberian people are trying to look forward," Rice told reporters on a flight to Monrovia.
  • Rafael Correa in Forbes
    We will not allow more pillaging, neither of our environment nor of our people,Correa said in the statement, after meeting with plaintiff's attorneys, the environment minister and other officials.
  • Jean-Pierre Jouyet in Swissinfo
    We also have to address the root causes of the conflict ...... find a solution to the pillaging of resources in the region and ...... tackle the exporting of this mineral wealth to our countries,Jouyet told the European parliament in Strasbourg.

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