from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Voracity; rapaciousness.
- noun Something taken as prey.
- noun The act or practice of preying.
from The Century Dictionary.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven.
- adjective obsolete Ravenous.
- verb See
raven, v. t. & i.
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- noun obsolete
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
"Ever since you did take the turn two days ago, you've laid there so quiet an 'peaceful -- no more dreams an' ravin '-- you've jest laid there
Shucks, I done got plumb off from what I was tellin 'you jus' ravin ''bout my old furniture and things.
It's a poor case to be landin 'ravin' mad in a sthrange counthry, supposin 'you get there itself.
"Th 'row goin' on was suthin 'terrible; a' 'sylum full o' ravin 'lunatics on th' rampage couldn't have made more noise; an 'them that hadn't been hurt was beginnin' t 'feel as bad as them that was, when someone scrambles down th' companionway.
What right'd you to put a ravin 'lunatic in with me, an' me sick an 'helpless?
Presently, he turned from his meal and behold, a huge panther was creeping up to rend and ravin him; so he anointed his feet in haste with the juice and, descending to the surface of the water, fled walking over the Third Sea, in the darkness, for the night was black and the wind blew stark.
Nawt named fur ravin mainiackz but fur “The Raven,” uv corss.
Why do you care so much what I think if I'm a stark ravin' Mean Girl bitch?
Vellentam, but me and meother ravin, my coosine of mine, have mour good three chancers, weothers, after Bohnaparts.
Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.