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ray zing

  • n  the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
  • n  complete destruction of a building
  • v  tear down so as to make flat with the ground

  • The Congolese army, which was meant to be both symbol and protector in the reunited country, has cut its own murderous swath, carrying out executions and razing villages.
  • Blazes continued to rage in all corners of the country, razing thousands of crops, scores of livestock and a number of homes.
  • All the violence the virtual razing of the capital, Grozny; the ferocious attacks by rebels was supposed to be over.
News & Articles

  • Owner of ramshackle house takes fight to court
    The owner of a ramshackle house in the Town of Neenah has petitioned the state Supreme Court to rule on his fight against razing the building. A legal fight over the house, valued at $1,000, has been going on for three years. The town says it has cost it $30,000 in legal fees. An appellate court ruled earlier this year that the town properly ordered owner Stephen Bates to demolish the house ...
    June 14, 2013 - WISC-TV Madison
  • Owner who won't raze ramshackle house petitions Supreme Court to take case
    TOWN OF NEENAH, Wis. — The owner of a ramshackle house in the Town of Neenah has petitioned the state Supreme Court to rule on his fight against razing the building.
    June 14, 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
  • Man razing home briefly trapped when wrecker falls into basement
    A man razing a home in the 9300 block of East 69th Street was briefly trapped when the wrecker he was in partially fell through the basement.
    June 12, 2013 - KMBC-TV Kansas City
Quotes

  • Andrea in Reuters Canada
    In the '60s, there was even talk of razing Venaria Reale and building public housing for factory workers,said Andrea Scaringella, author of a book about the restoration project.
  • Itamar Ben-Gvir in Ynetnews
    We expect those upholders of the rule of law who have worked to seal Beit Yehonatan to march with us and demand the enforcement of the rule of law where it applies to the razing of 216 illegal Arab homes in the village,said Ben-Gvir.
  • Carl Peterson in Broncos Update (subscription)
    This is something that Mr. Hunt wanted, the Hunt family,said Peterson. "I think it only makes sense. A reason for the renovation of this great facility, rather than razing it and building a new one, was because of the history and legacy of...

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