mad with murderous frenzy.
run / go amuck,
to rush about in a murderous frenzy:
The maniac ran amuck in the crowd, shooting at random.
to rush about wildly; lose self-control:
When the nightclub caught fire the patrons ran amuck, blocking the exits.
Maniac named Kraskow amuck with freighter Prometheus, known to contain huge bomb!
Big Pill Raymond Zinke Gallun
His brow was amuck with sweat: he was trembling in every limb; his ears were scarlet.
Terribly Intimate Portraits Nol Coward
Sure, and he climbed in at the window, and white as a haddock, and all amuck with sweat.
The Deemster Hall Caine
I learned to swing an axe by cutting down saplings, and ran “amuck” among them just as my elders did among the larger trees.
The Red Cow and Her Friends Peter McArthur
I fancied for awhile that one of their number must have run “amuck,” and the rest meant to send him to slumber.
Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900) A. G. Hales
a variant of amok
17c., variant of amok; treated as a muck by Dryden, Byron, etc., and defended by Fowler, who considered amok didacticism.
a Philippine tree, Koordersiodendron pinnatum, of the cashew family. the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used in the construction of houses, ships, etc.
a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm. Historical Examples In the insidest inside there is a stone box, and in it there is the amulet. The Story of the Amulet E. Nesbit The “amulet,” or the “Omelet,” just as you like, was a financial […]
a son of Proca who revolted against his brother Numitor and seized the throne of Alba Longa. Historical Examples Their uncle Amulius, fearing that they might deprive him of his throne, had them exposed in the swollen Tiber in a cradle. A Manual of the Historical Development of Art G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi But […]
Roald [roh-ahl] /ˈroʊ ɑl/ (Show IPA), 1872–1928, Norwegian explorer: discovered the South Pole in 1911. Contemporary Examples The region of interest is known as the Amundsen Sea Sector, which means climate change is biting Earth in the ASS. Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three Years Matthew R. Francis October 4, 2014 Historical […]