cannibalize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cannibalize use parts of something to repair something else
    • v cannibalize eat human flesh
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Quotations

  • Walter Benjamin
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    “Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic.”
  • Stanislaw J. Lec
    Stanislaw J. Lec
    “Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?”
  • Finley Peter Dunne
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    “Most vegetarians I ever see looked enough like their food to be classed as cannibals.”
  • Abbie Hoffman
    Abbie Hoffman
    “I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.”

Usage

In literature:

I have seen one rich picture of alleged cannibal tribes.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
Had they not been devoured alive by the cannibals of Marblehead and Cape Cod?
"Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete" by Washington Irving
When the Queen ascended the throne Fiji was a nation of cannibals.
"Great Britain and Her Queen" by Anne E. Keeling
The Hawaiians are not cannibals.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
But I believe the thing could not happen again, except with cannibals.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
That the New Zealanders are cannibals, can now no longer be doubted.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
We were surrounded by vast sandy deserts, inhabited, by the Clubs (Piuses), a cruel race of people, some of them cannibals.
"Monsieur Violet" by Frederick Marryat
Cannibal, origin of, 186.
"Notes & Queries, Index of Volume 1" by Various
Its habits are carnivorous, and degenerate into cannibalism, as it preys on the weaker individuals of its own species.
"Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)" by James Emerson Tennent
Shall we eat of Chamnes and Amosis in electuaries and pills, and be cured by cannibal mixtures?
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6" by Various
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In poetry:

Signs of cannibals,
signs of sky and seaweeds,
here, a hidden world
moans in a lost shell.
"Invention Of Orpheus ( chant I, parts I, II, III )" by Jorge Mateus de Lima
A whisper trembled through the crowd,
Who could the stranger be?
And some were silent, for they thought
A cannibal was he.
"The Mysterious Visitor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Far, oh, far is the Mango island,
Far, oh, far is the tropical sea —
Palms a-slant and the hills a-smile, and
A cannibal maiden a-waiting for me.
"The Constant Cannibal Maid" by Wallace Irwin
But the cannibal maid is a simple creetur
With a habit of gazin’ over the sea,
A-hopin’ in vain for the day I’ll meet ‘er
And constant and faithful a-yearnin’ for me.
"The Constant Cannibal Maid" by Wallace Irwin
So perhaps, after all, it's as well to he quiet
If you've nothing you think is worth saying in prose,
As to furnish a meal of their cannibal diet
To the critics, by publishing, as you propose.
"A Familiar Letter" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I suspect the Kookaburra,
For his methods are not thorough
In his highly-praised campaign against the snakes,
And the small birds, one and all,
Curse him for a cannibal -
Though he certainly is cheerful when he wakes.
"Bird Song - Kookaburra" by C J Dennis

In news:

'Re-Animator' Director Tackling Cannibal Play (Exclusive).
Dietz has studied cannibalism and said there are only three explanations: first, that the person belongs to a group that ritually practices cannibalism , which he called "exceptionally rare today".
Man accused of cannibalism is indicted, moved to mental hospital.
Extremely Graphic Photos of Cannibal Victim Released.
Extremely Graphic Photos of Cannibal Victim Ronald Poppo Released.
Man accused of cannibalism ranted on Facebook.
But was his alleged appetite for cannibalism more than fantasy.
New reports are surfacing of past run-ins between accused Harford County cannibal Alexander Kinyua and Morgan State University police.
Was the " Cannibal Cop" Really a Cannibal .
The episode of cannibalism on Miami's MacArthur Causeway on Saturday may have been the result of an LSD-like drug known as "bath salts," an emergency room physician at Jackson Memorial Hospital told The Miami Herald.
NJ man charged with luring 15-year-old for sex chatted online about child cannibalism .
A man charged with luring an underage boy for a sexual encounter two years ago made numerous online postings expressing fantasies of child cannibalism , federal authorities said Wednesday in announcing new charges against him.
NJ man had fantasies about child cannibalism .
New Book Provides Entrée to Cannibalism.
A Toad-Eat-Toad World,' and Other Tales of Animal Cannibals.
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In science:

Finally, the QSOs with elliptical host galaxies may be the end stage of the merger one two disk galaxies, or elliptical host galaxies that have cannibalized a satellite galaxy (such as the z ∼ 0.44 galaxy IRAS PSC 09104+4109: e.g.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
Note however that tn In order to understand the reason for this definition we have to be aware of the fact that cannibalism can occur.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
In this way one can for instance investigate the impact of ecological effects like intraspecific competition or cannibalism on the stability of the system.
Generalized models as a universal approach to the analysis of nonlinear dynamical systems
D in destroying the evidence of luminosity segregation through cannibalism, as originally suggested by Dressler140 .
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
The cD galaxy would grow by cannibalism of its neighbours.
From Messier to Abell: 200 years of science with galaxy clusters
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