Definition of Freeboot
1. to plunder [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: plunder
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Literary usage of Freeboot
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diary of Travels and Adventures in Upper India: With a Tour in Bundelcund, a by Charles James C. Davidson (1843)
"... Indian east wind— A plain question — Case of leprosy—Character of the country—Singing ladies—Native gratitude—A freeboot- ing village—Inundations—March ..."
2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"of the ancient principle of piracy and freeboot- ery, which, under our system of commercial freedom, is not punishable bv law. To thwart these pirates and ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"He did not scruple, at this stage, to league himself with the most radical elements of national humanism and freeboot- ing knighthood, ..."
4. A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages by Henry Charles Lea (1887)
"... which gained for Raymond VI. of Toulouse almost as much hostility from the Church as the support of heresy which was imputed to him. They were freeboot- ..."
5. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"In midsummer an English fleet, under Woodes Rogers, captured the island of New Providence, expelled the freeboot- ..."
6. The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus: To which are Added Those of by Washington Irving (1868)
"visiting the island in this clandestine manner, on what appeared to be little better than a freeboot- ing expedition. To call him to account, and oppose his ..."