raze

Definition: to demolish; tear down; level to the ground (applies to buildings & large, tall structures)

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The Works of Shakespeare - By William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Nicholas Rowe
...Stanley did dream the boar did raze his helm; And I did scorn it, and disdain to fly : 85 Three times to-day my foot-cloth horse did stumble, 67 ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
..., The hollow anguish of the face Had moved a fiend to sorrow; Not death 's fixed calm could raze the trace Of suffering 's deep-worn furrow ....
The deerslayer - By James Fenimore Cooper
...In short, it is temporarily an impracticably thing lor a new beginner to succeed with a single oar; but, in this case, it was necessary to handle two at the same time, and those of gj-eat raze ....
Alice of Old Vincennes - By Maurice Thompson
...Here was the worldly lever with which Father Beret hoped to raze Alice 's prison and free her from the terrible doom with which she was threatened ....
The Plays and Poems - By William Shakespeare
...I ' 11 find a day to massacre them all, And raze their faction, and their family, The cruel father, and his traitorous sons, To whom I sued for my dear son 's life; And make them know what ` t is to let a queen Kneel in the streets, and beg for grace in vain ....
The Ring and the Book - By Robert Browning
...He it was,--when the Granduke Ferdinand Swore he would raze our city, plough the place 250 And sow it with salt, because we Aretines Had tied a rope about the neck, to hale The statue of his father from its base For hate 's sake,--he availed by prayers and tears To pacify the Duke and save the town ....
The Paris of the Novelists - By Arthur Bartlett Maurice
...In that process which has come to be called the `` Haussmannising " of Paris, the Third Napoleon was actuated by the desire to make the capital more beautiful and sanitary, and also to raze thoroughfares so easy to put in a state of defense from wall to wall that they were a direct incitement to insurrection ....
The Spaewife - By John Galt
...Sir Duncan Campbell having conveyed the Duchess of Albany in safety to the bower on Inch-murrin, remained there with her for some time, aiding her, according as the King had desired, to draw together the ancient servants of her father 's house, and to remove such household gear from the castle of Balloch as might be required for her use, it being thenceforth resolved to raze that fortalice to the ground, in order that it might never again be formidable as a place of strength in Lennox ....
Amanda of the Mill - By Marie Van Vorst
...Money expended by him in this part of the country had bought all the adjoining land around the town, intending little by little, as his enterprises paid, to raze the present mill and construct a new ....
Prose Works - By Walter Scott
...A disciple of Kent had the cruelty to render this splendid old mansion, the more modern part of which was the work of Inigo Jones, more parkish, as he was pleased to call it; to raze all those exterior defences, and bring his mean and paltry gravel-walk up to the very door from which, deluded by the name, one might have imagined Lady Macbeth -LRB- with the form and fea-Vol ....
Rulers of Kings - By Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
...But he knew that Ranata, although capable of a revolution which would raze the first wall between them, must accomplish that revolution in solitude and despair, under the pressure of circumstances which he had already shaped ....