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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foray \For"ay\ (f[o^]r"[asl] or f[-o]*r[=a]"; 277), noun [Another form of forahe. Cf. {Forray}.] A sudden or irregular incursion in border warfare; hence, any irregular incursion for war or spoils; a raid. --Spenser.

The huge Earl Doorm, . . . Bound on a foray, rolling eyes of prey. --Tennyson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Foray \For"ay\, verb (used with an object) To pillage; to ravage.

He might foray our lands. --Sir W. Scott.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

foray

noun

1: a sudden short attack [syn: {foray}, {raid}, {maraud}]

2: an initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"

verb

1: steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners" [syn: {plunder}, {despoil}, {loot}, {reave}, {strip}, {rifle}, {ransack}, {pillage}, {foray}]

2: briefly enter enemy territory


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