spoil (n.) Old form(s): spoile , spoyle, spoyles
plundering, pillaging, despoiling
2H6 IV.vii.125[Cade to all] defer the spoil of the city until night
2H6 IV.viii.38[Clifford to rebels, of Cade] Nor knows he how to live but by the spoil
Cor II.i.209[Brutus to Sicinius] Our veiled dames / Commit ... / Their nicely gawded cheeks to th'wanton spoil / Of Phoebus' burning kisses [i.e. risk sunburn]
H5 III.iii.25[King Henry to citizens of Harfleur] We may as bootless spend our vain command / Upon th'enraged soldiers in their spoil
H5 III.iii.32[King Henry to citizens of Harfleur] the filthy and contagious clouds / Of heady murder, spoil, and villainy
H5 V.ii.228[King Henry to Katherine] old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face
MV V.i.85[Lorenzo to Jessica, of a man without music] Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils
Sonn.65.12[of Time] who his spoil of beauty can forbid?
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