(Rap"ine) n. [F. rapine; cf. Pr. & It. rapina; all fr. L. rapina, fr. rapere to seize and carry off by
force. See Rapid, and cf. Raven rapine.]
1. The act of plundering; the seizing and carrying away of things by force; spoliation; pillage; plunder.
Men who were impelled to war quite as much by the desire of rapine as by the desire of glory.Macaulay.
2. Ravishment; rape. [Obs.] Shak.
(Rap"ine), v. t. To plunder. Sir G. Buck.
(Rap"i*nous) a. Given to rapine. [Obs.]
(Rap"page) n. (Founding) The enlargement of a mold caused by rapping the pattern.
(Rap`pa*ree") n. A wild Irish plunderer, esp. one of the 17th century; so called from his
carrying a half-pike, called a rapary. [Written also raparee.]
(Rapped) imp. & p. p. of Rap, to strike.
(Rapped), imp. & p. p. of Rap, to snatch away.
(Rap*pee") n. [F. râpé, fr. râper to grate, to rasp. See Rasp, v.] A pungent kind of snuff made
from the darker and ranker kinds of tobacco leaves.
(Rap"pel) n. [F. Cf. Repeal.] (Mil.) The beat of the drum to call soldiers to arms.