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carrion
used in The Merchant of Venice

3 uses
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Definition
the dead and rotting body of an animal; or (more rarely) animals that eat such flesh
  • A carrion Death, within whose empty eye There is a written scroll!
    2.7 — Act 2 Scene 7 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (81% in)
  • Out upon it, old carrion!
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Venice. A street (27% in)
  • You'll ask me why I rather choose to have A weight of carrion flesh than to receive Three thousand ducats.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — Venice. A court of justice (9% in)

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