Vandalic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Vandalic Of or pertaining to the Vandals; resembling the Vandals in barbarism and destructiveness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pac-Man, Namco's 1979 arcade game, was originally called "Puck Man". The name was changed when they realized that vandals could easily scratch out part of the letter "P".
    • vandalic Pertaining to or characteristic of the Vandals.
    • vandalic [lowercase] Ferocious; rude; barbarous; specifically, hostile to art; destructive of what is beautiful or admirable.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1980, Namco released PAC-MAN, the most popular video game (or arcade game) of all time. The original name was going to be PUCK MAN, but executives saw the potential for vandals to scratch out part of the P in the games marquee and labeling.
    • adjs Vandalic barbarous, rude
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. Vandali, Vinduli—the Teut. name seen in Dut. Wenden, the Wends.

Usage

In literature:

A solitary pine tree formerly stood upon its brow, which some Vandal has cut down.
"Old Mackinaw" by W. P. Strickland
Vandals and again, a century before Leonardo, under the Beni Hammad.
"The Hindu-Arabic Numerals" by David Eugene Smith
Owners hid their beautiful statues, ivories and bronzes, to save them from the vandals.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Suppose a twig should crack beneath his feet and warn the vandals of his approach?
"Ted and the Telephone" by Sara Ware Bassett
Belisarius deposed the Pope of Rome, as well as the Kings of the Vandals and the Goths.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847" by Various
The restaurant now reporting vandalism had found big Jake's brand of beer unpopular.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
They had shown that they were impotent, as the Goths and the Vandals had been, in building up again.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3)" by John Morley
That they have been guilty of an act of villainous Vandalism.
"The Gentle Art of Making Enemies" by James McNeill Whistler
It was a raid of Goths and Vandals, and the effect of it was lasting.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
There was some futile naval fighting against the Vandals in the days when Rome was crumbling.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
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In poetry:

Say I: "O labor, to despoil
Some lovely forest scene,
Or at the granite stratum toil,
And desecrate whole roods of soil,
Is vandal-like and mean!
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
Now has the foe—the vandal foe—
Struck from my hands their pride and glory;
There let it lie! In vengeance, I
Shall wield another weapon, gory!
"Beranger's "Broken Fiddle"" by Eugene Field
Methinks I still can hear,
Sounding distinct and near,
The Vandal monarch's cry,
As, captive and disgraced,
With majestic step he paced,--
"All, all is Vanity!"
"Belisarius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For him, with sails of red,
And torches at mast-head,
Piloting the great fleet,
I swept the Afric coasts
And scattered the Vandal hosts,
Like dust in a windy street.
"Belisarius. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When from the East invading Vandals pour'd,
And selfish ignorance restrain'd our hand,
Thy voice was first to bid us draw the sword
To guard our liberties and save our land.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Ah, well, the thing that lived lives on,
And who are we to say it nay?
When Vandal and when Goth had gone,
Long, long beyond great Caesar's day,
The Arts that sought for heights sublime,
Still scaled Olympus, scorning time.
"The Drama" by C J Dennis

In news:

Church vandalism suspect (surveillance photo KGO Photo).
Santa Cruz police have released pictures of the person who may have vandalized a church early Sunday.
He is charged with vandalism of $500 or less.
8 vehicles serving York County's disabled vandalized.
What started as an octogenarian's attempt to restore an old church painting in Spain has turned into an uproar over vandalism.
Vandalism was reported on Windplay Drive.
Vandalism was reported on Garlenda Drive.
The police described it as an act of vandalism.
Players predictably grade high against the Idaho Vandals.
Charges made in Bennettsville Primary School vandalism.
Police in Malibu pulled over about 40 people on a party bus at gunpoint over the weekend after two passengers allegedly vandalized a car with two women inside of it, CBS Los Angeles reports.
Is making a suspect do pushups as punishment for vandalism abuse.
Police say the Lester-Glen GMC and Jeep showrooms were vandalized Sunday night.
Vandals broke into the sports complex at Hilliard-Bradley High School overnight, ripping up stadium turf.
The Robert E Lee statue in Richmond has been vandalized.
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In science:

The site was initially uncovered by vandals.
Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs
Worsley, K. J., Marrett, S., Neelin, P., Vandal, A. C., Friston, K. J., and Evans, A. C. 1996. A unified statistical approach for determining significant signals in images of cerebral activation. Human Brain Mapping, 4(1):58-73.
Efficient statistical analysis of large correlated multivariate datasets: a case study on brain connectivity matrices
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A Wikipedia Literature Review
One can decompose the question of quality into two general categories: immunity to vandalism and level of development.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
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