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rampant

(of an arch) having one abutment higher than the other
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But the beast in the mate was up and rampant, and Wolf Larsen was compelled to brush him away with a back-handed sweep of the arm, gentle enough, apparently, but which hurled Johansen back like a cork, driving his head against the wall with a crash.
Another man looked out of his eyes--a man whose thoughts were of violence and hatred; a man to whom there was no good in anything, and who had become an ardent protagonist of the evil that was rampant aud universal.
I give you my honour it was rampant in that old house last night, though out of doors there was a dead calm.
He did his best and did it manfully, but I don't think he found that a pair of rampant boys, a pipe, or even the divine Plato, were very satisfactory substitutes for wife and child at home.
The growth of the garden seemed to have got quite out of bounds; the weeds had taken advantage of Phoebe's absence, and the long-continued rain, to run rampant over the flowers and kitchen-vegetables.
His book offers a chilling account of the deep-down racism that ran rampant in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and it serves as a reminder of the historical roots of the forces that have allowed David Duke, even with Klan and Nazi ties on his resume, to emerge now as a state legislator from a New Orleans suburb.
However as IPTV gains momentum service providers are becoming more concerned with protecting their own revenues from theft, which is rampant in the more mature cable and satellite markets," said Van Baker, Research VP at Gartner.
However, Ann Summers claim the name could be confused with the its own Rampant Rabbit sex toy, the Daily Star reported.
The Donald's crest features a Lion Rampant in tribute to his Scots roots - his mum was from Lewis.
MARDAN, October 20, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Expressing his deep worries and concerns over crisis ridden Pakistan, especially the rampant target killings of Karachi, the Punjab CM Mian Shahbaz Sharif has urged all to put in their best joint efforts to combat the prevalent situation and challenges.
MARDAN, October 20, 2010 (Frontier Star): Expressing his deep worries and concerns over crisis ridden Pakistan, especially the rampant target killings of Karachi, the Punjab CM Mian Shahbaz Sharif has urged all to put in their best joint efforts to combat the prevalent situation and challenges.
But nothing brings home the frivolous extravagance rampant at the Department of Water and Power like the annual $28,000 it shells out to maintain a department choir.