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carrion
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • The Houyhnhnms keep the Yahoos for present use in huts not far from the house; but the rest are sent abroad to certain fields, where they dig up roots, eat several kinds of herbs, and search about for carrion, or sometimes catch weasels and luhimuhs (a sort of wild rat), which they greedily devour.

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  • The vultures must see carrion.
  • The plant attracts flies by smelling like carrion.

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