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Synonyms for raven

Synonyms for raven

large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

obtain or seize by violence

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prey on or hunt for

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eat greedily

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feed greedily

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References in classic literature ?
My intended has told me so much good of you, my dear young lady," said the tame Raven.
That's not worth talking about," said the Raven of the woods.
The Raven of the woods, who was now married, accompanied her for the first three miles.
cried Prince and Princess; and Gerda wept, and the Raven wept.
Indeed, there is an old belief that should the ravens ever leave the tower, the monarchy would fall
If the Ravens lose Sunday afternoon, tiebreaker scenarios allow them to make the postseason in a couple of different ways.
Despite constant pressure from the home side, the Ravens created chances of their own.
There was no sign of that happening in a cut and thrust first half with the Ravens having the better scrum and both sides showing a willingness to run the ball.
The ravens are sassy creatures (as ravens are), have bold personalities and names, and have an inflated perception of their importance based on historical precedent: "Big and bold, they liked to think they were in charge of anything and everything associated with the Tower.
Audrey Niffenegger (author); RAVEN GIRL; Abrams ComicArts (Comics & Graphic Novels: Comics & Graphic Novels) 19.
Outside half Ethan Davies converted both and kicked a brace of penalties, while centre Lewis Robling landed a penalty from halfway, after Ravens flanker Arthur Ellis had been yellow-carded for a technical offence.
And, to the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest, there is no more clever a trickster than the raven.
The reason ravens are often associated with death is that they actually hold funerals for their own dead.
Ravens are found all across the world, and their intelligence, omnivorous appetite, aggressiveness and adaptability have made them such a successful species that, in some areas, they are considered a potentially dangerous pest.