A little before day, they were all on the alert; it was the hour for Indian maraud.
Like pillagers of harvest, Their fame is far abroad, As gray remorseless troopers That plunder and maraud.
That they are on the maraud is evidenced by the absence of tents.
And am I to go out, maraud, and take peoples horses with my hands all over grease, while you stand l—s—ng yourself there?
maraud seized upon one, but when he had cut it he perceived that it was made of hairs, and he threw it down in disgust.
All have been “cached” in a cave among the rocks; there to remain till needed for some future maraud, or massacre.
maraud filled the glass, and, raising it to his lips, quaffed of the fairy cider.
1690s, from French marauder (17c.), from Middle French maraud "rascal" (15c.), of unknown origin, perhaps from French dialectal maraud "tomcat," echoic of its cry. A word popularized in several languages during the Thirty Years War (cf. Spanish merodear, German marodiren "to maraud," marodebruder "straggler, deserter") by punning association with Count Mérode, imperialist general. Related: Marauded; marauding.