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carrion
used in The Return of the King

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Definition
the dead and rotting body of an animal; or (more rarely) animals that eat such flesh
  • Not though the walls be taken by a reckless foe that will build a hill of carrion before them.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (77% in)
  • But now wheeling swiftly across it, like shadows of untimely night, he saw in the middle airs below him five birdlike forms, horrible as carrion-fowl yet greater than eagles, cruel as death.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (13% in)
  • Curses they heeded not, nor understood the tongues of western men; crying with harsh voices like beasts and carrion-birds.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (73% in)
  • Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion!
    5.6 — Book 5 Chapter 6 — The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (19% in)

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