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sack

Definition of sack:

part of speech: noun

The pillage or plunder of a town or city, as by soldiery; devastation.

part of speech: noun

A name given to different sorts of dry wine extensively used in England in the 16th century; a variety of sweet wine.

part of speech: noun

A large bag made of coarse cloth or canvas; a measure of 3 bushels; 280 lb. of corn. meal, or flour; 364 lb. of wool in Eng.; a rude coarse cloak of our ancestors; a loose upper garment.

part of speech: verb

To plunder or pillage, as a town or city.

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