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Hasting hā´stĭng [key], fl. last half of 9th cent., leader of the Vikings , called Hasting the Pirate. He ravaged the coasts of France, Spain, and Italy, went into Morocco, plundered in the south of France, and took a fleet to England late in Alfred's reign.

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