Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section III. Sympathetic Affections
4. Retrospective Sympathetic Affections
REVENGE, revengement [rare], vengeance; avengement, avengeance [obs.], sweet revenge, vendetta, death feud, blood for blood; eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth, retaliation [See Retaliation]; day of reckoning.
rancor, vindictiveness, immitigability; implacability; malevolence [See Malevolence]; ruthlessness [See Pitilessness]
AVENGER, vindicator [obs.], Nemesis, Eumenides.
REVENGE, avenge, vindicate [obs.]; take revenge, have ones revenge; breathe -revenge, - vengeance; wreak ones -vengeance, - anger; cry quittance; give no quarter, take no prisoners.
have accounts to settle, have a crow to pluck, have a rod in pickle.
keep the wound green; nurse ones revenge, harbor -revenge, - vindictive feeling; bear malice; rankle, rankle in the breast.
HAVE AT A DISADVANTAGE, have on the hip, have the upper hand, have at ones mercy.