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  • Are you come to triumph over the innocence you have destroyed, as the vulture or carrion-crow comes to batten on the lamb whose eyes it has first plucked out?

    Kenilworth

  • Other birds have no crop, but instead of it an oesophagus wide and roomy, either all the way or in the part leading to the stomach, as with the daw, the raven, and the carrion-crow.

    The History of Animals

  • She couldn't just leave the body lying in front of the Oracle's cave like an invitation to every bug and carrion-crow in the forest, either.

    The Warslayer

  • And when, at last, your sinful race is run, and your guilty soul has been ushered into that dreaded eternity you have plucked upon it, may your polluted carcass become the prey of the carrion-crow and the buzzard, and the wild beasts of the desert wilderness howl a requiem over your bones!

    Ellen Walton The Villain and His Victims

  • Stop from your croaking, old carrion-crow there ....

    Lysistrata

  • Badb: the war-fury, or goddess of war and carnage; she was wont to appear in the form of a carrion-crow.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge

  • Much of this town had recently been destroyed in the revolution, and close to the track stood a crowded cemetery with hundreds of gorged and somnolent _zopilotes_, the carrion-crow of

    Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras — Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond

  • If that isn't the only fish of its kind in the seven seas, call me a carrion-crow -- Tommy, we're in luck.

    The Voyages of Dr. Dolittle

  • A carrion-crow flew low over the trees and the twittering birds fell silent.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • He put her in mind of a carrion-crow searching for treasures on a heap of refuse.

    The Rocks of Valpre

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