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or ladron

[luh-drohn] /ləˈdroʊn/
noun, Southwestern U.S.
a thief.
Origin of ladrone
1550-60; < Spanish ladrón < Latin latrōn- (stem of latrō) mercenary, bandit Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In this action not a single ladrone vessel was destroyed, and their loss was about thirty or forty men.

    The Pirates Own Book Charles Ellms
  • This left us as we were before, with the exception of ladrone.

  • Rumours of ladrone raids reaching Bacolod had caused the sending of a detachment; it was to garrison Barang indefinitely.

    Caybigan James Hopper
  • Turning away I mounted ladrone in order that I might not see what happened.

  • When I came to myself I was under my horse, saddle and all, and ladrone was looking down at me in wonder.

  • "Chalkeye," says Curly out aloud, but her eyes were set on this ladrone all the while.

    Curly Roger Pocock
  • Meanwhile, ladrone and his fellows were rejoicing like ourselves in fairly abundant food and in continuous rest.

  • Five days after this the ladrone Islands were sighted and passed.

  • On the fifth day we entered Seattle and once more the sling-box opened its doors for ladrone.

  • And this wind carried her swiftly past one nest of them, at all events: the ladrone isles.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade

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