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  1. simple past tense and past participle of havoc
    • 1643, “Battlefields of Warwickshire”, in John Fetherston, editor, The Warwickshire Antiquarian Magazine[1], volume 5, page 291:
      [] [T]hey hacked, havoced, or pistolled all they met with, without distinction, blaspheming, cursing and damning themselves most hideously
    • 1991, Derek Jarman, Keith Collins, editor, Smiling in Slow Motion"havoced", Century, published 2000, →ISBN, page 20:
      There are more prominent people than the gaggle of thespians who claim to represent us – the first to be targeted should be the politicians, particularly lawyers, judges and police, and then the churchmen who have havoced young lives.
    • 2005, Larry Corse, “Writing Poetry”, in Nominative Gestures: Pigeons and Centers: Poems from a Month Abroad[2], iUniverse, →ISBN, page 55:
      The fecund mountains have havoced my head, / Clarity is bemused by allergies this morning.

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