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  • He could feel the Sleer winding its waves of fear around him, like the tendrils of some carnivorous plant.†   (source)
  • "In fact it appears to be carnivorous," Kate said.†   (source)
  • Oh, my God!" and pulling hard at the steering wheel as though he wants me to speed into a U-turn and get us quickly out of earshot of the crazed, carnivorous hogs.†   (source)
  • Carnivore scoffed.†   (source)
  • The dangerous, carnivorous man-eating Mr. Cruse!†   (source)
  • And then, like a carnivorous flower, we are physically attractive to our prey.†   (source)
  • The vegetation started to die, which caused the herbivores to die, and then the carnivores weren't far behind.†   (source)
  • Red squirrels are not carnivorous—they eat the insides of pine cones.†   (source)
  • A diet that is almost purely carnivorous.†   (source)
  • His teeth are very white and straight; he has a sharp grin, a carnivore's grin.†   (source)
  • Then she saw what she had never seen before: her mother bound by Redd's carnivorous roses, Redd cutting off Genevieve's head with a single swing of the scarlet energy bolt.†   (source)
  • From the carnivores that would tear me, breast from wishbone.†   (source)
  • She wore a scapular with the images worn away by sweat, and on her right wrist the fang of a carnivorous animal mounted on a backing of copper as an amulet against the evil eye.†   (source)
  • A carnivore never stops.†   (source)
  • Somewhere we turned in our carnivore's teeth and started chewing blades of grass.†   (source)
  • They were also carnivorous, and capable of frenzy.†   (source)
  • A parrot carnivore with a DC-9 wingspan.†   (source)
  • I yell as the carnivorous waves come for me.†   (source)
  • Okay, it was nothing like a church service outside, but no way was I going to explain circle-casting and calling the spirits of carnivorous dead vamps to a couple human cops.†   (source)
  • The Grand Inquisitor was carnivorous and full of murder.†   (source)
  • "Once she'd loved my filet mignon, my carnivore inklings," Dexter continued, "but now she was a vegan princess, living off of beans.†   (source)
  • Carnivorous shape-shifters who live secretly among humans.†   (source)
  • "It was a savage feast, carnivorous animals devouring their prey," he wrote in his diary.†   (source)
  • They have dim apprehensions that such propositions as 'God does not exist' are somewhat dubious at least in comparison with statements like 'All carnivorous cows eat meat.†   (source)
  • He told us once that the carnivorous and sometimes cannibalistic fish are actually quite shy and usually bump their prey before attacking, gaining confidence as their schoolmates do the same.†   (source)
  • The moon animals that did not hibernate came out to hunt, but I had given up the habits of a carnivore since living with the old people.†   (source)
  • My hooker chauffeur proceeds to hold me hostage with such wiles as threatening to yell 'Rape!' in a diner filled with a collection of the NFL's most carnivorous linebackers-except for one who got me out.†   (source)
  • Dogs, though domesticated, were carnivores after all.†   (source)
  • A slow, long inhalation, followed by a blast of reeking, carnivore breath.†   (source)
  • One entire area was a treasure trove for those of a vegetarian persuasion, with another, at a discreet distance, decked out for carnivores.†   (source)
  • Gandhi was a carnivore.†   (source)
  • Carnivore, omnivore or herbivore?†   (source)
  • Now Mr. Fitt was a grim man, an enforcer, with a small, sneering mouth; in another life he might have been a carnivorous fish.†   (source)
  • He had the face of a young wolf—thin, carnivorous, and rapacious.†   (source)
  • It was imperative for me to prove that a diet of small rodents would suffice to maintain a large carnivore in good condition.†   (source)
  • WOLSEY (Looks back at him, hard-faced, harsh; for the first time we see this is a carnivore) Here, Thomas.†   (source)
  • He wouldn't say much by phone but I gather he was mixed up with a carnivorous Fraulein and got over the border almost sans calottes.†   (source)
  • There was no question that this was the jawbone from an infant carnivorous dinosaur.   (source)
  • "Dilophosaurus," the tape said, "is one of the earliest carnivorous dinosaurs."   (source)
  • If so, it would be the first complete skeleton of a baby carnivore   (source)
    carnivore = meat-eating animal
  • It was built on the basic carnivore pattern, with a heavy tail, strong hind limbs, and a long neck.   (source)
  • In African parks, it runs seventy percent among some carnivores.   (source)
    carnivores = meat-eating animals
  • "It's a small carnivore that hunted in packs, like Deinonychus," Tim said.   (source)
    carnivore = meat-eating animal
  • Harding said, "Most of the big carnivores don't have strong jaws."   (source)
    carnivores = meat-eating animals
  • Every step up the food chain, or "trophic pyramid," approximately 90% of energy is lost, which is why there are fewer carnivores than there are herbivores.   (source)
  • Velociraptors were small carnivorous dinosaurs, like oviraptors and dromaeosaurs, animals that were long thought to steal eggs.   (source)
    carnivorous = meat-eating
  • Ellie knew that one of Grant's dreams was to study infant-rearing behavior in carnivorous dinosaurs, as he had already studied the behavior of herbivores.   (source)
  • When a carnivore finally brought down an animal, it was watchful for another predator, who might attack it and steal its prize.   (source)
    carnivore = meat-eating animal
  • Carnivores could eat as much as 25 percent of their body weight in a single meal, and it made them sleepy afterward.   (source)
    carnivores = meat-eating animals
  • Big carnivores like lions and tigers often became cautious after a kill, behaving as if suddenly exposed.   (source)
  • And directly below is our Mesozoic jungle river—where, if you are lucky, you just may catch a glimpse of a very rare carnivore.   (source)
    carnivore = meat-eating animal
  • Studies of predator/prey populations in the game parks of Africa and India suggested that, roughly speaking, there was one predatory carnivore for every four hundred herbivores.   (source)
  • With the animal so close, he could smell the rotten flesh in the mouth, the sweetish blood-smell, the sickening stench of the carnivore.... He tensed his body, awaiting the inevitable.   (source)
  • He's a carnivore.   (source)
  • Carnivore Country   (source)
  • Mikey was plastered with so many peels he looked like he was being attacked by carnivorous starfish.†   (source)
    carnivorous = meat-eating
  • I also had some ideas now about her godly parentage, and some questions about this "guardian" that the spirits had mentioned, but I decided it would be better to interrogate her when she did not have a snarling carnivorous toddler wrapped around her leg.†   (source)
  • Despite the fact that man is not wholly carnivorous, I could see no valid reason why I should not use myself as a test subject.†   (source)
  • And how they cowered when they saw the carnivore!†   (source)
  • We watched as Polyphemus visited his carnivorous flock on the far side.†   (source)
  • Only this and nothing more, the tell-tale heart, tale of the carnivore.†   (source)
  • Now we had a ravenous carnivore to worry about on top of everything else.†   (source)
  • 'Mine's next week,' Carnivore said before Peter could reply.†   (source)
  • Angel above, and a carnivorous angel too — high time they came clean on that subject!†   (source)
  • The flame-coloured carnivore emerged from beneath the tarpaulin and made for the hyena.†   (source)
  • You can call me Carnivore, like everyone else.†   (source)
  • 'Nothing they said I did,' Carnivore answered.†   (source)
  • Little carnivores heavy in front, about the size of a tom cat and eight times as nasty?†   (source)
  • Oh, there's a carnivore about three times the size of a lion.†   (source)
  • Carnivores seemed to have become scarcer.†   (source)
  • One carnivore was not considered for the honor.†   (source)
  • Watering holes attract carnivores.†   (source)
  • From a distance, with their brown, green, and ocher hides, they looked like an angry flock of giant carnivorous turkey snakes.†   (source)
  • Bernice let him know how much she disapproved of his carnivorous ways by kidnapping his leather sandals and incinerating them on the lawn.†   (source)
  • She had aged, all skin and bones, and her tapered eyes of a carnivorous animal had become sad and tame from looking at the rain so much.†   (source)
  • You must be the carnivore, my boy.†   (source)
  • I marveled that Demeter—the queen of grains, fruits, and vegetables—could have a daughter who was such an unrepentant carnivore.†   (source)
  • One night they daubed themselves from head to toe with peach jam and licked each other like dogs and made mad love on the floor of the porch, and they were awakened by a torrent of carnivorous ants who were ready to eat them alive.†   (source)
  • All of them were carnivorous; they liked animal sacrifices, but human blood was what they valued most.†   (source)
  • This one has no fear of him, though it fills him with carnivorous desires: he longs to whack it with a rock, tear it apart with his bare hands, then cram it into his mouth, fur and all.†   (source)
  • The trees were carnivorous too, but at a much lower level of acidity, safe enough to stay in for the night while the rest of the island seethed.†   (source)
  • First, no meat was eaten on it, and there were no carnivorous animals, though there were lots of butterflies and singing birds.†   (source)
  • The island was carnivorous.†   (source)
  • Carnivorous trees?†   (source)
  • 'Ten months,' Carnivore answered.†   (source)
  • Carnivore asked.†   (source)
  • The carnivorous rascal.†   (source)
  • A meerkat is a small South African mammal related to the mongoose; in other words, a carnivorous burrower, a foot long and weighing two pounds when mature, slender and weasel-like in build, with a pointed snout, eyes sitting squarely at the front of its face, short legs, paws with four toes and long, non-retractile claws, and an eight-inch tail.†   (source)
  • I don't know where Father got the idea that his youngest son was itching to step into a cage with a ferocious carnivore.†   (source)
  • The discovery that a wild carnivore was free in their midst created an uproar among the citizens of Zurich.†   (source)
  • He was a fierce, 450-pound carnivore.†   (source)
  • I thought lions were carnivores.†   (source)
  • He marvelled at everything, at how to tall trees came tall giraffes, how carnivores were supplied with herbivores and herbivores with grass, how some creatures crowded the day and others the night, how some that needed sharp beaks had sharp beaks and others that needed limber limbs had limber limbs.†   (source)
  • At least two hundred were sparring restlessly with swords and spears, or roasting animal carcasses over open fires (carnivorous centaurs ...the idea made Nico shudder).†   (source)
  • She smacked a carnivorous horse in the snout with the butt of her sword and sent the monster stampeding through the crowd.†   (source)
  • As the thunder lizard strode, all glass-bead pomp, so strode Mr. Dark, armored with vile lightning scribbles of carnivores and sheep blasted by that thunder and arun before storms of juggernaut flesh.†   (source)
  • Now Now Now" I looked at his nametag and said, "Sir, you are a small carnivorous animal kin to the dog."†   (source)
  • And yet Max could not focus solely on this carnivorous mountain, for he had lopped away four more pseudopods, which had also formed into miniature offspring and joined the others in pursuing him about the arena.†   (source)
  • Inside the barracks, cadre members sat at card tables with file boxes and name tags, their black field hats pulled low over the eyes and noses giving each of them the appearance of a monstrous, carnivorous species of bird.†   (source)
  • The pull of Charleston was lunar and feminine and partisan and even affected those natives, like Commerce, who professed to loathe her extensive artifice and the carnivorous etiquette of its social structure.†   (source)
  • And from the rockets ran men with hammers in their hands to beat the strange world into a shape that was familiar to the eye, to bludgeon away all the strangeness, their mouths fringed with nails so they resembled steel-toothed carnivores, spitting them into their swift hands as they hammered up frame cottages and scuttled over roofs with shingles to blot out the eerie stars, and fit green shades to pull against the night.†   (source)
  • So far as he knew there were no carnivorous tree-climbers large enough to tackle a man, but he could not be certain; he slept with one eye open.†   (source)
  • Although I was much entertained by the spectacle of one of this continent's most powerful carnivores hunting mice, I did not really take it seriously.†   (source)
  • Hauling a bladder cyst about the size of a golfball out of the caribou's liver, I explained that this was the inactive form of a tapeworm, and that, if eaten by a carnivore, it would eventually develop into several segmented creatures about thirty feet in length, coiled neatly in the new host's intestines.†   (source)
  • Exit to and entry from the ravine involved a stiff climb, which was too much for the youngsters, so that they could be left in their new home with little danger of their straying; and since they were now big enough to hold their own with the only other local carnivores of any stature — the foxes and hawks — they had nothing to fear.†   (source)
  • But the first real indication of peculiar seasonal habits of native fauna came from a very minor carnivore.†   (source)
  • A wide variety of antelope-type game, carnivores to feed on them— I've seen a couple of lions and—†   (source)
  • It was interlaced with game paths but he avoided these on the assumption that carnivores might lie waiting for lunch to come down the path-Rod had no wish to volunteer.†   (source)
  • But, even with part of his mind counting paces and watching a compass and a much larger part watching for carnivores, snakes, and other hazards, Rod still could enjoy the day and place.†   (source)
  • The behavior of this herd caused him to suspect that there must be carnivores that hunted as he was now hunting, even though he had had the good fortune not to tangle with one.†   (source)
  • He knew, from his own narrow brushes and from kills left half-eaten on the ground, that there were carnivores around even though he had never had a good look at one.†   (source)
  • But it did prove that there were carnivores around and it behooved him to be careful if he did not want to have jackals and vultures arguing over the leavings!†   (source)
  • There had already been half a dozen casualties— no deaths but bites and slashings, almost all from the little carnivores contemptuously known as dopy joes.†   (source)
  • From habit he glanced around, sizing up possible cover for carnivores and figuring escape routes back into the kraal, but his alertness was not conscious as there seemed no danger in the open so near other people.†   (source)
  • It was generally agreed that the leonine monster was the "stobor" they had been warned against, although a minority favored a smaller carnivore which was faster, trickier, and more likely to attack a man.†   (source)
  • Sometimes up, sometimes down—and you'll remember one woman whose name we won't mention who affected me so carnivorously that I didn't dare come near you until I had exorcised her black soul!†   (source)
  • Generally we refuse to admit within ourselves, or within our friends, the fullness of that pushing, self-protective, malodorous, carnivorous, lecherous fever which is the very nature of the organic cell.†   (source)
  • Far up in the sky a vulture watched; they must appear from that height as two groups of carnivorous animals who might at any time break into conflict, and it waited there, a tiny black spot, for carrion.†   (source)
  • She had loved and forgotten him by turns, an insatiable carnivore who lived on the affections of her dogs, her children and her lovers.†   (source)
  • ;' the archetype Body of life a beaked carnivorous desire Self-upheld storm-broad wings: but the eyes Were spouts of blood; the eyes were gashed out; dark blood Ran from the ruinous eye pits to the hook of the beak And rained on the waste spaces of empty heaven.†   (source)
  • The Morlocks at any rate were carnivorous!†   (source)
  • The look in his eyes as he felt the keen edge and glared at me was positively carnivorous.†   (source)
  • "Some carnivore of yours has remembered its old habits," I said after a pause.†   (source)
  • "Of course," said Montgomery; "it's just the way with carnivores.†   (source)
  • Now, the animals that are carnivorous are known by their incisores.†   (source)
  • Is it not a reproach that man is a carnivorous animal?†   (source)
  • I know it to be a quadruped: your own danger proves it to be carnivorous.†   (source)
  • then, after all, the animal must be carnivorous!†   (source)
  • She looked down the long table, studying its occupants one by one, from Gus Trenor, with his heavy carnivorous head sunk between his shoulders, as he preyed on a jellied plover, to his wife, at the opposite end of the long bank of orchids, suggestive, with her glaring good-looks, of a jeweller's window lit by electricity.†   (source)
  • A carnivorous animal living on a straight meat diet, he was in full flower, at the high tide of his life, overspilling with vigor and virility.†   (source)
  • He was a carnivorous animal.†   (source)
  • Well, we need new blood and new money—and I hear she's still very good-looking," the carnivorous old lady declared.†   (source)
  • In another moment he had beaten off the Hyena-swine with the handle of his whip, and he and Montgomery were keeping away the excited carnivorous Beast People, and particularly M'ling, from the still quivering body.†   (source)
  • Let it suffice to say, blood obtained from a still living animal, in most cases from a human being, was run directly by means of a little pipette into the recipient canal.... The bare idea of this is no doubt horribly repulsive to us, but at the same time I think that we should remember how repulsive our carnivorous habits would seem to an intelligent rabbit.†   (source)
  • Deer, antelope, turkey, with their carnivorous attendants, panthers, wildcats, and wolves, had not yet been molested by white hunters.†   (source)
  • He was a beast—a human beast, it is true, but nevertheless so terrible a beast that he can best be characterised as carnivorous.†   (source)
  • She had snarled as she sprang away, baring her white fangs to their roots, all her wistfulness vanishing, being replaced by a carnivorous malignity that made him shudder.†   (source)
  • There could now be scarcely a score left of the dangerous carnivores; the braver of these were already dead.†   (source)
  • The inn-keeper himself was a man of from forty to fifty-five years of age, tall, strong, and bony, a perfect specimen of the natives of those southern latitudes; he had dark, sparkling, and deep-set eyes, hooked nose, and teeth white as those of a carnivorous animal; his hair, like his beard, which he wore under his chin, was thick and curly, and in spite of his age but slightly interspersed with a few silvery threads.†   (source)
  • Chapter VI The Hall Farm EVIDENTLY that gate is never opened, for the long grass and the great hemlocks grow close against it, and if it were opened, it is so rusty that the force necessary to turn it on its hinges would be likely to pull down the square stone-built pillars, to the detriment of the two stone lionesses which grin with a doubtful carnivorous affability above a coat of arms surmounting each of the pillars.†   (source)
  • Hunted and trapped by fishermen, this valuable carnivore has become extremely rare, and it takes refuge chiefly in the northernmost parts of the Pacific, where in all likelihood its species will soon be facing extinction.†   (source)
  • A thing altogether incredible were it not that attracted by such prey as a dead whale, the otherwise miscellaneously carnivorous shark will seldom touch a man.†   (source)
  • This well-known precaution was adopted to prevent the speedy exhumation of the body by some of the carnivorous beasts of the prairie, whose instinct was sure to guide them to the spot.†   (source)
  • That, carnivorous," he continued, glancing his eye at the open page of his tablets; "this, granivorous; habits, fierce, dangerous; habits, patient, abstemious; ears, inconspicuous; ears, elongated; horns, diverging, &c.†   (source)
  • I have watched the habits of the animal, young man; and can fearlessly pronounce, by evidence that would be thrown away on ordinary observers, that it is of vast dimensions, inactive, possibly torpid, of voracious appetite, and, as it now appears by the direct testimony of this venerable hunter, ferocious and carnivorous!†   (source)
  • Dimensions (by estimation)—Greatest length, eleven feet; height, six feet; head, erect; nostrils, expansive; eyes, expressive and fierce; teeth, serrated and abundant; tail, horizontal, waving, and slightly feline; feet, large and hairy; talons, long, curvated, dangerous; ears, inconspicuous; horns, elongated, diverging, and formidable; colour, plumbeous-ashy, with fiery spots; voice, sonorous, martial, and appalling; habits, gregarious, carnivorous, fierce, and fearless.†   (source)
  • And now like lions, carnivores, the Trojans hurled themselves at the ships.†   (source)
  • Like wolves, carnivorous and fierce and tireless, who rend a great stag on a mountainside and feed on him, their jaws reddened with blood, loping in a pack to drink springwater, lapping the dark rim up with slender tongues, their chops a-drip with fresh blood, their hearts unshaken ever, and their bellies glutted: such were the Myrmidons and their officers, running to form up round Akhilleus' brave companion-in-arms.†   (source)
  • The goddesses gliding in a straight line like quivering doves approached the battle to defend the Argives, but once arrived where their best spearmen fought at the flank of Diomedes, giving ground like lions or boars, like carnivores at bay, no feeble victims—Hera took her stand with a loud cry.†   (source)
  • It was I broke in the bucking broncho Ajax with my patent spiked saddle for carnivores.†   (source)
  • The /Foreign Quarterly/, summing up in January, 1844, pronounced them "horn-handed and pig-headed, hard, persevering, unscrupulous, carnivorous, with a genius for lying."†   (source)
  • They observed by my teeth, which they viewed with great exactness, that I was a carnivorous animal; yet most quadrupeds being an overmatch for me, and field mice, with some others, too nimble, they could not imagine how I should be able to support myself, unless I fed upon snails and other insects, which they offered, by many learned arguments, to evince that I could not possibly do.†   (source)
  • Now the little trembling hare, which the dread of all her numerous enemies, and chiefly of that cunning, cruel, carnivorous animal, man, had confined all the day to her lurking-place, sports wantonly o'er the lawns; now on some hollow tree the owl, shrill chorister of the night, hoots forth notes which might charm the ears of some modern connoisseurs in music; now, in the imagination of the half-drunk clown, as he staggers through the churchyard, or rather charnelyard†   (source)
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