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Daemon
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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ransack

(verb) To search carefully for plunder; pillage.

Synonyms: foray, reave, rifle, loot, plunder, strip

Usage: My apartment looked like a tornado had torn through it after it was ransacked by a band of thieves.
thar
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 4:05:26 AM

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The word has evolved in two different ways.

From searching for valuables, in English it has become to destroy, to loot.

In Icelandic, it has become to search, to investigate, study.
rannsaka is to investigate, to search for evidence.

A science lab is rannsóknarstofu

I guess it really does depend which end of it you are on, how you view it! Whistle Whistle
excaelis
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 4:09:36 AM

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Tell it to Greenland, berserkerboy !
Absurdicuss
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 7:47:49 AM
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Aspiring young pillagers hoping to further their careers nervously awaited their grades from Professor Rganarok's Advanced Ransacking Course.
A failing grade would ruin their chances for looting glory and relegate them to farming.

Billeigh
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 11:11:06 AM

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(verb) To search a premises thoroughly and often destructively, usually with theft in mind.
The Realist
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2014 6:56:05 PM

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The tomb robbers, ransacked King Solomon's tomb.
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