confiscate

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confiscate

1. seized or confiscated; forfeit
2. having lost or been deprived of property through confiscation
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The confiscator gang in Peoples Party rulers has done injustice to him by bringing his grave to the witness box of the court after 32 years.
(57) Southern whites would visit their wrath on the Federal soldier who served as the "propagator of the most infamous and sanguinary doctrines, as an apostle of servile war, murder and outrage, as a confiscator and a robber." A "war to the knife" would ensue, and "all traces of civilization would disappear over great regions of the South," turning it into a "wilderness of bloodshed and misery." (58)
A few weeks after man first set foot on the moon, a giant foot came crashing through the clouds, squashing teachers, prefects, elders and supposed betters, park-keepers, posh people, battleaxes, gloomy ministers, sepulchral sermonisers, ball confiscators, army recruitment officers, absolutely any kind of fun reduction officer such as the ones who tried to outlaw penny bangers being casually dropped in metal dustbins -- and last but not least three-day-week enforcers, especially if our turn for power cuts meant missing Python.