Legend says that as the last monk departed, he warned his despoiler that by fire and water his line should perish.
It, to the human mind, was incomprehensible; and to the despoiler, the human mind was incomprehensible.
In the centre of the floor are two admirable fourteenth-century brasses, which have fortunately escaped the despoiler's hand.
Its discoverer might have been its father; he proved to be its despoiler.
For these reasons the granary knows no final multiplication on the part of the despoiler.
The Prophet (may God be kind to him) spared not the despoiler!
Thy race conquered our people, and in rising against thine we did but despoil the despoiler.
The despoiler plunged into a valley; the Prince was dose upon him.
He entreated the plunderer to leave him this one book, from which he promised that he would pray for his despoiler.
Nor is it improbable that her affections had been bestowed upon her despoiler.
c.1300, from Old French despoillier (12c., Modern French dépouiller) "to strip, rob, deprive of, steal, borrow," from Latin despoliare "to rob, despoil, plunder," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + spoliare "to strip of clothing, rob," from spolium "armor, booty" (see spoil (v.)). Related: Despoiled; despoiling.