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  • noun Plural form of aasvogel.

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Examples

  • (He didn't mean that, though I dare say he was.) "I tell you that the mare is as good as mine, for I have been practising, haven't I, Marie? as the 'aasvogels'" (that is, vultures) "round the stead know to their cost."

    Marie An Episode in The Life of the late Allan Quatermain

  • How I had escaped being smashed to pieces was inexplicable, for the sheer wall of rock that penned me in was, I judged, at least five hundred feet in height, and the horses 'bones now picked clean by the aasvogels had been smashed by the terrible fall.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

  • I awoke to the tortures of the damned, crushed, broken and in agonizing pain, and with the aasvogels tearing at my face.

    A Rip Van Winkle Of The Kalahari Seven Tales of South-West Africa

  • Crowds of _aasvogels_, gathered around the carcass of a mule, rose on the subaltern's approach, uttering discordant cries as they flew away from their interrupted meal.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • Finding at the end of thirty minutes that nothing happened to indicate the presence of an enemy, for the _aasvogels_ had returned to their carrion feast, Wilmshurst essayed the remaining portion of his interrupted advance.

    Wilmshurst of the Frontier Force

  • The aasvogels follow me, and I can hear the blesbok. '

    Prester John

  • It's the humour of aasvogels watchin 'a shot rock-rabbit kick.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Chuck 'em to the aasvogels; stick to your work -- you can't complain of its lackin 'interest or variety -- and let this girl alone.

    The Dop Doctor

  • The aasvogels feast undisturbed on bloated carcasses of horses and cattle lying on the debatable ground between the Line of Investment and the Line of Defence, the barbel in the river leap at the flies, and partridge and wild guinea-fowl drink in the shallows, and bathe in the dry hot sand between the boulder-stones.

    The Dop Doctor

  • Circling above were the vile aasvogels, the loathsome birds which followed the track of war, watching, waiting till they could swoop upon the flesh blistering in the sun.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

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