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put-to-the-sword
  • On the 10th of September he stormed Drogheda, and by his order the whole of its 2800 defenders were put to the sword without quarter.

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  • Palmyra was destroyed and the population put to the sword.

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  • Although numerous reinforcements arrived, he would have found it very difficult to storm the place previous to the inundation of the Nile but for treachery within the citadel; the Greeks who remained there were either made prisoners or put to the sword.

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  • In 1649 it was captured by Cromwell, after a short though spirited defence; and nearly every individual within its walls, without distinction of age or sex, was put to the sword.

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  • At the time of the rebellion of Vercingetorix (52 B.C.), Avaricum, after a desperate resistance, was taken by assault, and the inhabitants put to the sword.

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  • All who had assisted the unfortunate youth were cruelly persecuted, and the inhabitants of Agosta put to the sword.

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  • As a punishment for the treacherous murder of some Roman merchants and one of Caesar's commissariat officers at Cenabum, the town was burnt and the inhabitants put to the sword or sold as slaves.

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  • The greater part of the island was reduced with little difficulty; Nicosia, the capital, was taken after a siege of 45 days, and 20,000 of its inhabitants put to the sword.

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  • A quarter of a century later, Baasha's son Elah, after a reign of two years, was slain by Zimri, captain of the chariots, in a drinking bout, and again the royal family were put to the sword.

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  • A force of Italians and Spaniards landing at Smerwick in Kerry, Grey hurried thither, and the foreigners, who had no commission, surrendered at discretion, and were put to the sword.

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  • Condemned Wimbledon were put to the sword at Upton Park with Matthew Etherington getting a hat trick in a 5 - 0 win.

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  • It had scarcely begun to recover its former position when, through the capricious resentment of Gallienus, the inhabitants were once more put to the sword and the town was pillaged.

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  • Conquered peoples who will neither embrace Islam nor pay a poll-tax (jizya) are to be put to the sword.

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