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 Destruction.Des’ultory. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Destructives (The),
 
as a political term, arose in 1832.   1
        “The Times newspaper, hitherto the most effective advocate of the [Reform] bill, has been obliged to designate those whom it formerly glorified as Radicals, by the more appropriate and emphatic title of the Destructives.”—Quarterly Review (Dec., 1832, p. 545.)
 


 Destruction.Des’ultory. 

 
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