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pluhn duh ring

  • n  the act of stealing valuable things from a place
    the plundering of the Parthenon
    his plundering of the great authors
  • v  take illegally; of intellectual property
  • v  plunder (a town) after capture
  • v  steal goods; take as spoils
  • v  destroy and strip of its possession
  • s  given to taking by force what is desired

  • The Marcos plundering seems ultimately a cheerless affair, covert though sometimes ostentatious, avaricious though often prodigal.
  • He turned down new Russia's highest state award to protest "the all-out plundering of the country" he felt had been condoned by the post-Soviet regime.
  • But you don't have to be a genius to see the true utility of manufacturing headless creatures: for their organs--fully formed, perfectly useful, ripe for plundering.
News & Articles

  • Hitler insider's missing diary found
    WILMINGTON - His garden stroll with Adolf Hitler left Alfred Rosenberg invigorated. Rosenberg was already one of the most notorious and powerful Nazis, chief architect of ethnic cleansing policies and the man responsible for plundering billions of dollars of art from European Jews.
    June 14, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Eat a fish, save the oceans
    World Oceans Day, June 8, was a reminder to reflect on our relationship to wild fish and the dwindling numbers of many species. Can we stop plundering the oceans and still feed a world population rapidly approaching 9 billion? In a new book, “The Perfect Protein: The Fish Lover’s Guide t
    June 10, 2013 - Seattle Times

  • Andrew Lansley in Times Online
    Andrew Lansley, the Shadow Health Secretary, said: "Cutting education and training and plundering public health budgets is not the way to manage the future of our NHS. No other business would be run on boom and bust and neither should the health...
  • Dwight Eisenhower in TPMCafe (blog)
    In his farewell address, Eisenhower warned against "the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow."
  • Alexander Downer in
    Politicians in the Solomon Islands had been "plundering the public purse" for years, Mr Downer said.

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