ravenously

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv ravenously in the manner of someone who is very hungry "he pounced on the food hungrily"
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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

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Five NFL teams have bird nicknames: Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks.
    • ravenously In a ravenous manner; with raging voracity.
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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?”

Usage

In literature:

The ravenous fish drew him under water, yet he came up again and swam to the ship, and got up to the bend, where he fainted.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
Then Napi knew that the raven was the person who had kept the buffalo hidden.
"Blackfeet Indian Stories" by George Bird Grinnell
Fierce ravens shall, on the high gallows, tear out thy eyes, if thou art lying, that hither from afar is come the youth unto my halls.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
This backing Acton found rather useful, for Dick and Raven were as popular as any in St. Amory's.
"Acton's Feud" by Frederick Swainson
This was no other than the raven-eyed maiden who sat by the fire side, and listened attentively to the conversation that was going on.
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
Nothing, indeed, was left outside, for nothing would have been safe from the ravenous beasts.
"Bobby of the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
A scene of ravenous feasting followed, in which the French, released from durance, were summoned to share.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
My head already felt the healing blood, and I was ravenous for food.
"Lazarre" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
First of all came an owl, and then a raven, but at last came a dove.
"My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales" by Edric Vredenburg
The ravens of the Lord had cared for those who had come hither, pausing, dreaming, for a pulse-beat in a frenzied century of rapacity and greed.
"Heart's Desire" by Emerson Hough
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In poetry:

The white leaves float upon the air,
The red leaves flutter idly down,
Some fall upon her yellow gown,
And some upon her raven hair.
"Le Panneau" by Oscar Wilde
Ah! the ravening Dane of old!
Joys are born of time and sorrow.
He was beautiful, cruel and bold:
Death yesterday is life to-morrow.
"Northumbria - A Dirge" by Thomas Runciman
Though late the hour, and keen the blast,
That whistles round him now,
Those raven locks are backward cast,
To cool his burning brow.
"Call Me Away" by Anne Bronte
He twisted the brown hair for one strand,
The raven hair for another;
He twined the golden hair in a band
To bind the one to the other.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald
"Death-raven now comes towering,
Comes scowering,
O'er hill and stream;
But when wilt thou, Dame Sigrid fair,
Thy plighted word redeem."
"The Death-Raven (From The Danish Of Oehlenslaeger)" by George Borrow
"Now yield you, caytiffs, to my will;"
He cried with hideous roar;
"Or else the wolves shall eat your flesh,
And ravens drink your gore."
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British

In news:

In this Dec 24, 2011 photo, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo looks more.
The Ravens took the field late Wednesday afternoon for their first full practice in preparation for the Philadelphia Eagles and were without two defensive starters.
Ravens rookie punt returner Asa Jackson.
Justin Tucker kicked a 27-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Baltimore Ravens a 31-30 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday night in a rematch of the AFC championship game.
Meet Raven & Rose, the new restaurant in Southwest Portland's Ladd Carriage House .
View full size Michael Lloyd/The Oregonian Southwest Portland's Ladd Carriage House is set to become a restaurant, Raven & Rose, by late 2012.
Modell's final moments included visits from Ravens veterans, Harbaugh.
Brits Ravenous for ' Cellulite -Fighting' Underpants.
Americans have long nurtured a ravenous appetite for Chinese food.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be a big challenge for the Eagles' defense.
FILE** Jonathan Ogden retired after a 12-year career with the Ravens.
Ravens OTA whistle-blower did it inadvertently .
Ravens rested Williams, evaluated Reid.
Ravens Torrey Smith calls bingo.
More on the Ravens' competition at left guard.
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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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