foray

Part of speech: verb

To ravage; pillage; raid.

Part of speech: noun

A marauding expedition; raid.

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Usage examples "foray":

  1. The borderers flew like chickens to cover, on the warning of the Hawk's foray. - "Stories of the Badger State", Reuben Gold Thwaites.
  2. There was to have been a special fossil foray that afternoon under the leadership of a lady from Perranwrack, who took an interest in the school, and who had thrown out hints of a fire of driftwood and a picnic tea among the rocks. - "The School by the Sea", Angela Brazil.
  3. But, though they had well husbanded their resources, their provision were exhausted, and they had for some time depended on such scanty supplies of grain as they could gather from the ruined magazines and dwellings, mostly consumed by the fire, or from the produce of some successful foray. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.