a European crow, Corvus corone, that feeds on carrion.
black vulture (def 1).
If that isn’t the only fish of its kind in the seven seas, call me a carrion-crow—Tommy, we’re in luck.
The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle Hugh Lofting
And pray, what brought you here to-day, scenting about you like a carrion-crow?
Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
Not too strictly preserved, however, for there was my old friend the carrion-crow out foraging for his young.
Afoot in England W.H. Hudson
But even the carrion-crow, following wherever human beings lead the way, never left the limits of the camp.
Overland Tales Josephine Clifford
The hawk’s task is over when the battle is won, and he who has but the sword for weapon is no hawk, but carrion-crow.
The Path of the King John Buchan
The carrion-crow and chattering-crows are called here mackeraws, and are like those I described in the West Indies.
A Voyage to New Holland William Dampier
It may have been the hue of the carrion-crow for all you know.
Nancy Rhoda Broughton
Badb: the war-fury, or goddess of war and carnage; she was wont to appear in the form of a carrion-crow.
The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Tin B Calnge Unknown
No sound is heard in that place save only the call of the carrion-crow by day, and the dismal hooting of the owl by night.
Beasts & Men Jean de Bosschre
The name “carrion-crow” has been applied to the buzzard in Louisiana from an early period of its American history.
“Gombo Zhbes” Lafcadio Hearn
a common predatory and scavenging European crow, Corvus corone, similar to the rook but having a pure black bill See also hooded crow
any of several North American climbing plants of the genus Smilax, especially S. herbacea, having small white flowers with an odor of carrion. Also called starfish flower. any of various succulent plants of the genus Stapelia, of southern Africa, having spotted or variegated flowers often with a fetid odor. Historical Examples July 24: Bundles of […]
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carom. Billiards, Pool. a shot in which the cue ball hits two balls in succession. any strike and rebound, as a ball striking a wall and glancing off. to make a carom. to strike and rebound. noun (billiards, US & Canadian) a shot in which the cue ball is caused to contact one object ball […]