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Synonyms for berserker

one of the ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane fury

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In this context, the remains of bear skins were linked to berserkers (etymologically ber, bear and serker, skin or clothe (1)), i.
Last but not least, the Vikings have the Raider, the Warlord, the Berserker and the Valkyrie.
The 25-year-old's role as England's berserker at the top of the order has been repaid to the tune of 183 runs at a strike-rate of 151, with his foot-down acceleration from the outset not only crucial in the semi-final but also the win over South Africa in the group stage , a game for which Joe Root, who marshalled the bulk of the run chase, earned the bulk of the plaudits.
No longer the healthy anger that fuels a warrior, it can become "crazed," wrecking both the berserker and his or her victims.
I went upstairs like a berserker, determined to cleanse my house of this contagion.
com)-- The Berserker and the Pedant by Josh Powell receives Medalist Honors in the Action-Adventure category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
With 120PS on tap and a respectable 250Nm of torque available from just 1,750rpm, the Passat doesn't need to be driven like a berserker to impress.
Do you drive it like a berserker and get a headline economy figure that's a million miles from the manufacturers claims, do you soft-pedal it around in order to try to replicate the official consumption figures or do you just ignore the fact that it's an eco car and use it exactly as you would your normal daily driver?
Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is an increasingly volatile leader flitting between berserker wild man, cold killer and former lawman clinging on to reason by his fingernails.
The companies include Headlong Dance Theatre, which created a Caryl Churchill-inspired dance/theatre piece called Some Love & Sotne Information, as well as the Berserker Residents, the Bearded Ladies Cabaret and the 11th Hour Theatre Company.
Although Clariel has been baptized with the forehead Charter Mark and taught the rudiments of Charter Magic, her magical abilities are limited, except for her mother's berserker powers, which she will need when she goes up against the attacks of Free Magic creatures and the treacherous plots and political intrigues of the Master of the High Guilds and his sadistic heir.
The principal abominations were conceived and realized by intellectuals: theoreticians rapt by the idea of salutary violence that would cleanse the earth of creatures not fit to be called men; journalists peddling their mental offal to ignorant multitudes who had never before tasted anything so much to their liking; party hacks instructing all within shouting distance of the true meaning of equality, freedom, justice, while in their hearts they swore by the eternal truth of the palpable lie and the innocent murder; and several varieties of intellectual berserker elevated to the political leadership of once great nations.
According to the book, 'To go berserk' originated from the Berserkers, or wild Norse warriors of great strength and courage, who fought with a frenzied fury known as "the Berserker rage", the Mirror reported.
The Berserker Burger: The fire-grilled burger is topped with zesty aioli, spicy pickles, sriracha onion straws and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun.