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 for sacking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sack \Sack\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sacked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Sacking.] [See Sack pillage.]
     To plunder or pillage, as a town or city; to devastate; to
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           The Romans lay under the apprehensions of seeing their
           city sacked by a barbarous enemy.        --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sacking \Sack"ing\, n. [AS. saeccing, from saecc sack, bag.]
     Stout, coarse cloth of which sacks, bags, etc., are made.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: coarse fabric used for bags or sacks [syn: sacking,
      2: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to
         depart) [syn: dismissal, dismission, discharge,
         firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "sacking":
     assault, attack, banditry, battering, brigandage, brigandism,
     butchery, depredation, despoiling, despoilment, despoliation,
     direption, disorderliness, foraging, foray, forcible seizure,
     freebooting, killing, laying waste, looting, marauding, massacre,
     obstreperousness, onslaught, pillage, pillaging, plunder,
     plundering, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage,
     ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling, riot,
     rioting, sack, slaughter, sowing with salt, spoiling, spoliation,
     unruliness, violation

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