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See also: Carrion
- (chiefly uncountable) Dead flesh; carcasses.
- Vultures feed on carrion.
- Edmund Spenser
- They did eat the dead carrions.
- 1859, Charles Dickens, The Haunted House
- He brought down with him to our haunted house a little cask of salt beef; for, he is always convinced that all salt beef not of his own pickling, is mere carrion […]
- 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 119
- Perhaps the Purple Emperor is feasting, as Morris says, upon a mass of putrid carrion at the base of an oak tree.
- (countable, obsolete, derogatory) A contemptible or worthless person.
- Old feeble carrions.
dead flesh; carcasses