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Synonyms for freebooter

someone who takes spoils or plunder (as in war)

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Along with the Assassin-Templar feud, Edward and his merry band also have to contend with British and Spanish troops, slave traders and competing freebooters.
Oh the freebooters howled from their Yankee clippers and their British brigantines, but the course was set - bound for resolution.
In the Baltic, German freebooters like Klaus Stortebeker (1360-ca.
He closed this description with a few remarks on the Zaporozhian Cossacks who lived "beyond the rapids" (the origin of their name) on the Dnipro River: they were freebooters, courageous brigands, who lived without women in their colony and were of the Greek faith.
In the same vein, freebooters and local powers make use of the chaos to plunder cities and smuggle people.
And the arrangement Murray made with the French publishers adds further hard evidence to support Barnes's contention that, far from being freebooters, the Galignanis indeed acted as agents for English publishers (294).
The children's series followed reformed pirate Dan Tempest and the adventures of his crew of freebooters on board The Sultana.
It transpires that the family were not the only inhabitants of the wooded environs, however; the invading Russian army that "rolled like lava across Eastern Europe" (Harris 2006: 30) was there as were opportunistic German and Lithuanian freebooters.
For five centuries, following in the wake of Panama's indigenous peoples, Spanish explorers, English freebooters, traders, gold seeking Yankees enroute to California, soldiers and citizens have used the river as a highway that nearly crosses the isthmus.
Though Canberra is legally and politically committed to reviewing each and every case of asylum, after instantly hosting the illegal immigrants on its soil, it feels that time has come to crackdown on the tendency of freebooters.
With many b&w illustrations and maps, the text includes accounts of freebooters, privateers, blockade runners, buccaneers, rovers, flibustiers, English conveys attacking the Spanish and Dutch, as well as entries on terms, places, and events, each volume is devoted to a separate era, from 1650-1685 in Vol.
Two of his ancestors had been amongst the Norman, French, Breton and Flemish freebooters and mercenaries who had fought with William Duke of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 in the hope of gaining wide lands.
For by some curious fatality, as it is often noted of your metropolitan freebooters that they ever encamp around the halls of justice, so sinners, gentlemen, most abound in holiest vicinities.
Portraying the freebooters in the worst possible light worked to the advantage of everyone concerned.
Across the Indian Ocean lies the Strait of Malacca, still plagued by pirates but eclipsed by the Somalia freebooters who are operating in the Gulf of Aden and, it seems, moving southward down Africa's eastern coastline.