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Sack

.—To sack a city, is when it is taken by storm, and left to the ravages and indiscriminate plundering of the soldiery, and when the fair sex is not treated with that decency and decorum which is ever due to it. At the recapture of Toulon by the French, an English lady of virtue, very cooolly went up to a French officer, and as composedly asked him, “Pray, Sir, can you tell me when the ravishing begins?”

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Entry taken from A Political Dictionary, by Charles Pigott, 1795.

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Sack