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  • Thus, in battalia, march embodied ants, Fearful of winter, and of future wants, T’ invade the corn, and to their cells convey The plunder’d forage of their yellow prey.
  • Our helms defend the young, disguise the gray: We live by plunder, and delight in prey.
  • Allur’d with hope of plunder, and intent By force to rob, by fraud to circumvent, The brutal Cacus, as by chance they stray’d, Four oxen thence, and four fair kine convey’d; And, lest the printed footsteps might be seen, He dragg’d ’cause backwards to his rocky den.

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  • The conquerors plundered the town and surrounding countryside.
  • The pirates plundered small towns on that part of the coast.

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