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devour
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Catch-22
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  • In the beginning General Dreedle devoured all his meals in Milo’s mess hall.
  • Milo’s planes shuttled back and forth seven days a week as every officer in the four squadrons began devouring fresh eggs in an insatiable orgy of fresh-egg eating.

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  • A wild crimson blot was crawling upward rapidly along his shirt front like an enormous sea monster rising to devour him.
  • General Dreedle devoured fresh eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner — between meals he devoured more fresh eggs — until Milo located abundant sources of fresh veal, beef, duck, baby lamb chops, mushroom caps, broccoli, South African rock lobster tails, shrimp, hams, puddings, grapes, ice cream, strawberries and artichokes.
  • General Dreedle devoured fresh eggs for breakfast, lunch and dinner — between meals he devoured more fresh eggs — until Milo located abundant sources of fresh veal, beef, duck, baby lamb chops, mushroom caps, broccoli, South African rock lobster tails, shrimp, hams, puddings, grapes, ice cream, strawberries and artichokes.

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as in: devoured three sandwiches Define
eat rapidly and completely -- usually due to being very hungry
as in: devours crime novels Define
to read, listen, or watch with eager interest
as in: devoured by flames Define
to consume or destroy completely
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