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Desolation by violence; violent ruin or destruction; devastation; havoc; waste; as, the ravage of a lion; the ravages of fire or tempest; the ravages of an army, or of time. Would one think 't were possible for love To make such ravage in a noble soul? (Addison)

Synonym: Despoilment, devastation, desolation, pillage, plunder, spoil, waste, ruin.

Origin: F, fr. (assumed) L. Rapagium, rapaticum, fr. Rapere to carry off by force, to ravish. See Rapacious, Ravish.

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... does expanding our territory prove our dominance? If anything, all it proves is that we are a resource hungry species that needs to continue to ravage the land to survive. While other species may do the same thibng, it is different with us. Just as you said, we have a big brain. And yet, even ...

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by zachariah34
Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:52 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Inferiority
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... use there follow ants as strctures (e.g. ladders or bridges) to the fact that they have to move thier colony almost weekly because they completely ravage habitat after habitat and exhaust thier food supply. Unless you're a sausege fly (male SIAFU, is help captive, mated with then eatin) life as ...

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by Super Grendel
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
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