vulture

Part of speech: noun

One of certain birds that feed on carrion.

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Usage examples "vulture":

  1. She wore Hathor's vulture headdress, and on it the disc of the moon fashioned of silver. - "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
  2. Bitterly too by this time she must have suffered, for the dove can never be at peace in the bosom of the vulture, or cease to hate the carrion of which he must ever carry about with him at least the disgusting memorials. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.
  3. He has the sight and instincts of a vulture! - "The Quest of the Sacred Slipper", Sax Rohmer.