Thug

• (n.) An assassin; a ruffian; a rough. • (n.) One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British government.
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Thug

Thug noun [ Hind. thag a deceiver, robber.] One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British government.
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Thug

A name give to plants that grow vigorously and choke out less aggressive nearby plants.
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Thug

A name give to plants that grow vigorously and choke out less aggressive nearby plants.
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thug

member of a well-organized confederacy of professional assassins who traveled in gangs throughout India for several hundred years. (The earliest ... [3 related articles]
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Thug

Not your normal street gangster, but close to it. Thugs are invasive plants. We enjoy their attractiveness but they will take over a garden. They are growing in the right conditions, but ironically thugs can make a statement when they are perennials in the right garden.
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thug

Originally a member of a Hindu sect who strangled travellers as sacrifices to Kali, the goddess of destruction. The sect was suppressed in about 1830. ...
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thug

Originally a member of a Hindu sect who strangled travellers as sacrifices to Kali, the goddess of destruction. The sect was suppressed in about 1830
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Thug

The Thugs (also known as phansigars) were originally a fraternity of Islamic murderous robbers in India who strangled their victims before robbing and burying them. Later, a Hindu sect evolved within the fraternity which strangled their victims as sacrifices to Kali. The systematic suppression of the Thuggee was begun in 1830 and by 1848 Thuggee as...
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