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Ravage

To lay waste or destroy by any means.
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A blight had fallen on the trees and shrubs; and the wind, at length beginning to break the unnatural stillness that had prevailed all day, sighed heavily from time to time, as though foretelling in grief the ravages of the coming storm.
Their black garments made their pale faces whiter still, and time and sorrow had worked deep ravages.
They commit also at these times great ravages among cattle and horses.
These parrots always live in flocks, and commit great ravages on the corn-fields.
She got out her curling irons and lighted the gas and went to work repairing the ravages made by generosity added to love.
Nature repairs her ravages,--repairs them with her sunshine, and with human labor.
My eyes were now, as I held him off a little again, on Miles's own face, in which the collapse of mockery showed me how complete was the ravage of uneasiness.
One word only, Master Land," I said to the harpooner, who was beginning to ravage another coco-nut tree.
The town itself is a famous old place, dating from the dim days of King Ethelred, when the Danes anchored their warships in the Kennet, and started from Reading to ravage all the land of Wessex; and here Ethelred and his brother Alfred fought and defeated them, Ethelred doing the praying and Alfred the fighting.
Then we will destroy the Whimsies, the Growleywogs and the Nomes, and afterward go out to ravage and annoy and grieve the whole world.
His right arm, from the elbow down, looked as though it had gone through a threshing machine, what of the ravage wrought by claws and fangs.
When we decided to make this compilation to showcase the Northwest Music Scene and Music Industry Infrastructure, my first call was to Ravages of Time.