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Synonyms for vulture

any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion

someone who attacks in search of booty

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However, I am willing to stop fighting, and then perhaps I can grab a vulture.
But," remarked Madame de Villefort, "all these circumstances which you link thus to one another may be broken by the least accident; the vulture may not see the fowl, or may fall a hundred yards from the fish-pond.
A shadow swung slowly across the ground beside him, and looking up, the ape-man saw Ska, the vulture, wheeling a wide circle above him.
Again partaking of a few mouthfuls of the unsavory flesh of Ska, the vulture, the ape-man arose with something of his old force and set out with steady gait toward the hills of promise rising alluringly ahead.
The Achaeans shall give him all due funeral rites, while dogs and vultures shall work their will upon yourself.
Though Priam son of Dardanus should bid them offer me your weight in gold, even so your mother shall never lay you out and make lament over the son she bore, but dogs and vultures shall eat you utterly up.
Do not the white men gather themselves together even now against U'Cetywayo, as vultures gather round a dying ox?
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart, Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart for ever; that vulture the very creature he creates.
Pickwick and Sam took up their present abode in very good, old-fashioned, and comfortable quarters, to wit, the George and Vulture Tavern and Hotel, George Yard, Lombard Street.
Weller wended his way back to the George and Vulture, and faithfully recounted to his master, such indications of the sharp practice of Dodson & Fogg, as he had contrived to pick up in his visit to Mrs.
There is also some joke about the Vulture wearing bright-coloured clothes.
But another man had talked to Espado the Vulture as well as he.
Breeding biology: Nest status: During the course of five years' study, a total of 98 nests were found occupied by the vultures, out of which 75 were active and 23 inactive.
Speaking on the occasion, Shafqat Ali, Lahore Zoo Director, highlighted the importance of the biodiversity of Pakistan and the ecological role of vultures as nature's recyclers.