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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Ladrone A robber; a pirate; hence, loosely, a rogue or rascal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ladrone A thief; robber; highwayman; rogue.
    • n ladrone In the Philippine Islands, among American soldiers, a hostile Filipino soldier or ‘insurgent.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Ladrone la-drōn′ a robber.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. ladron, L. latro, servant, robber, Gr. () a servant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp.,—L. latro.


In literature:

Then, to a fine spanking westerly breeze, we set all plain sail and headed south for the Ladrones.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
The Ladrone Islands, which from time immemorial have belonged to Spain, now, as is well known, belong to the United States.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
Magellan reaches the Ladrones and the Philippines; he is slain on an island of the latter group.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
I expressed my fears of being taken by the Ladrones.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
Early this morning, Santos Ladron heard it at Valladolid, and Merino in Castile.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845." by Various
This rate of pay had been established by General Santos Ladron, and continued by Iturralde, with the view of attracting volunteers.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
East, and is one of the Ladrones, a group of rocky islands which dot this part of Canton Bay.
"Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas" by W. Hastings Macaulay
ANSON, on feral fowls in the Ladrones, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The computation at the Ladrones is the same as their own.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Five days after this the Ladrone Islands were sighted and passed.
"The Utah Batteries: A History" by Charles R. Mabey
Presently he recognized it, having caught glimpse of its like once before in a deep lagoon of the Ladrones.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Both were strongholds of robbers, whose descendants derived their family name, Ladron (robber) from their ancestors' profession.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
Now on the second day after we captures these ladrones, along toward supper, the depositions of the various parties is as follows, viz.
"A Man in the Open" by Roger Pocock
One of these was Dampier, who, about 1690, visited the Ladrones and the Philippines.
"A History of the Philippines" by David P. Barrows
Agana (or San Ignacio de Agana) is the capital and principal town; under the Spanish regime it was the capital of the Ladrones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 6" by Various
And I wanted to pick up the small change, the Ladrones and the Carolines.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
The dogs of ladrones, they may have turned traitor!
"The Wolf Cub" by Patrick Casey
This continued nearly as far as the Ladrone Islands.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
Your best; Will you teach my Ladrone a new pace?
"Wisconsin in Story and Song;" by Various
Then these ladrones escaped from the city.
"Curly" by Roger Pocock