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predatory
used in Leaves of Grass

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of animals:  living by hunting and eating other animals

of people or organizations:  given to victimizing others
  • ...among the wild herds spontaneous as any, We are two fishes swimming in the sea together, We are what locust blossoms are, we drop scent around lanes mornings and evenings, We are also the coarse smut of beasts, vegetables, minerals, We are two predatory hawks, we soar above and look down, We are two resplendent suns, we it is who balance ourselves orbic and stellar, we are as two comets, We prowl fang'd and four-footed in the woods, we spring on prey, We are two clouds forenoons and...
    Book 4 — CHILDREN OF ADAM (87% in)

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