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rout:

see riot, rout, and unlawful assemblyriot, rout, and unlawful assembly,
in law, varying degrees of concerted disturbance of the peace. At common law, an unlawful assembly is a gathering of at least three persons whose conduct causes observers to reasonably fear that a breach of the peace will result.
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rout

[rau̇t]
(mechanical engineering)
To gouge out, make a furrow, or otherwise machine a wood member.

rout

To groove, furrow, hollow out, or otherwise machine a wood member with a router.

rout

Law a group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act
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In his lust of meat he makes straight at them but in vain, for darts from strong hands assail him, and burning brands which daunt him for all his hunger, so in the morning he slinks sulkily away--even so did Menelaus sorely against his will leave Patroclus, in great fear lest the Achaeans should be driven back in rout and let him fall into the hands of the foe.
Rout to have steam up to-morrow afternoon at one o'clock sharp.
The wanton airs, from the tree-top, Laughingly through the lattice drop -- The bodiless airs, a wizard rout, Flit through thy chamber in and out, And wave the curtain canopy So fitfully -- so fearfully -- Above the closed and fringed lid