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  • It reminded the Duke of a time in his home planet’s jungles, a sudden emergence into a clearing, and carrion birds lifting away from the carcass of a wild ox.
  • All of our birds, of course, are carrion-eaters, and many exist without water, having become blood-drinkers.
  • "Get your hands off me, you pack of carrion-eaters!" the man roared, and he dashed the guards aside.
  • Desert hawks, carrion-eaters in this land as were most wild creatures, began to circle over him.
  • From some corner of logic in his mind, a thought formed: Those are carrion-eater birds over me.

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

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