ravening

Definitions

  • Pursued by a Pack of Ravenous Wolves 271
    Pursued by a Pack of Ravenous Wolves 271
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ravening devouring or craving food in great quantities "edacious vultures","a rapacious appetite","ravenous as wolves","voracious sharks"
    • adj ravening excessively greedy and grasping "a rapacious divorcee on the prowl","ravening creditors","paying taxes to voracious governments"
    • adj ravening living by preying on other animals especially by catching living prey "a predatory bird","the rapacious wolf","raptorial birds","ravening wolves","a vulturine taste for offal"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Apotheosis of "Grip" the Raven. Drawn by D. Maclise, R.A Apotheosis of "Grip" the Raven. Drawn by D. Maclise, R.A
ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS
The Three Ravens The Three Ravens
A  Raven cried "Croak!" A Raven cried "Croak!"
raven disrupts ride raven disrupts ride
The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets The people accompany the body of the raven through the streets
The knight and the raven The knight and the raven

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Five NFL teams have bird nicknames: Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.
    • n Ravening Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion.
    • a Ravening Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ravening Eagerness for plunder; rapacity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ravening (B.) eagerness for plunder
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Quotations

  • Amy Lowell
    Amy Lowell
    “Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. ravine, plunder—L. rapina, plunder.

Usage

In literature:

After that they fare to the Point, and two ravens flew along with them all the way.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
As Edgar Allan Poe has suggested in his immortal poem of "The Raven," there is a strong link between certain species of birds and the Unknown.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
Conspicuous among these are rooks, ravens and jackdaws.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
Two ravens stalk about in an earnest, dignified manner.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
At noon we came racing home ravenously hungry.
"The Story of My Boyhood and Youth" by John Muir
The pangs of hunger cause soldiers to act more like ravenous beasts, than rational beings.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Soon the banquet was ready and it delighted Lavinia to see how ravenously the young man ate.
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
The raven knew, none better, that he had the freedom of the city, and at once set to work to abuse it.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
The bow of the St. Regis was near the stem of the Raven, and Christy rang one bell to stop her, and then two to back her.
"A Victorious Union" by Oliver Optic
All the more horrible was it therefore to behold him at that moment like a ravening beast of prey.
"The Poor Plutocrats" by Maurus Jókai
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In poetry:

His doctrine is almighty love;
There's virtue in his name
To turn the raven to a dove,
The lion to a lamb.
"Hymn 34 part 2" by Isaac Watts
He bids the boy in slumber
"O dwarf, go up this hour,
And see if still the ravens
Are flying round the tower;
"Barbarossa" by Friedrich Ruckert
And it bears the fruit of Deceit,
Ruddy and sweet to eat;
And the Raven his nest has made
In its thickest shade.
"The Human Abstract" by William Blake
'I will bury deep beneath the soil,
Lest mortals look thereon,
And when the wolf and raven come
The body will be gone!
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
One was a boy of just fourteen
Bold beautiful and bright;
Soft raven curls hung clustering round
A brow of marble white.
"Alexander And Zenobia" by Anne Bronte
Her hair retains its raven hue,
Her sparkling eye its fire;
But her heart is sad, discordant,
A strung, but tuneless lyre.
"Ida" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Browns game is perfect time for Ravens' offense to bounce back.
The Ravens face the Browns again November 4.
That's Christopher Raven, the chef and owner of Crêpe Central.
The moon and ravens rise over Yosemite Valley.
Ravens went 3 for 14 in third-down situations in win over Steelers.
Third-and-short issues cropped up again for Ravens.
Will Ravens continue to be haunted by the four deadly sins of defense in 2012.
Lions defense force Ravens to kick FGs.
Ravenna 39, Coventry 14: Demetrius Fear and Warren Bradley power Ravens.
Cleveland announced Tuesday that it signed former Baltimore Ravens receiver Demetrius Williams.
Cowboys' mystery at punter doesn't faze Ravens.
And Packers need it for physical Ravens.
Ravens were fined for not listing Ed Reed on injury report with torn labrum in his shoulder.
Aaron Rodgers' first real NFL action, in 2005 in Baltimore, included this hit from the Ravens' Adalius Thomas.
Rodgers fumbled, and the Ravens picked up the ball.
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In science:

Raven, Sin(2b) mixing and lifetime from Babar, paper presented at this conference. 28. A.
XXXVIIi\'eme Rencontres de Moriond: Electroweak 2002 Conference Summary
Neurol. 54 (2003) 155-162. L.L. Dugan, D.W. Choi, Hypoxic-ischemic brain injury and oxidative stress. In: G.J. Siegel, B.W. Agranoff, R.W. Albers, S.K. Fisher, M.D. Uhler (Eds.), Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 711-729. A.G.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Agranoff, R.W. Albers, S.K. Fisher, M.D. Uhler (Eds.), Basic Neurochemistry: Molecular, Cellular and Medical Aspects. Lippincott-Raven Publishers, Philadelphia, 1999, pp. 711-729.
Effects of pyruvate administration on infarct volume and neurological deficits following permanent focal cerebral ischemia in rats
At LP11, Gerhard Raven presented the first results from LHCb , including a remarkable new measurement of the Bs–B s mixing parameters.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Raven (on behalf of the LHCb Collaboration), “B Physi cs Results from the LHC”, presented at XXVth International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies, Aug 22-27 2011.
Status of the Fourth Generation - A Brief Summary of B3SM-III Workshop in Four Parts
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