ravener

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

raven +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

ravener (plural raveners)

  1. (obsolete) One who, or that which, ravens or plunders.
    • 1645, John Ball, A Treatise of the Covenant of Grace:
      mention is simply of violent men , and of raveners or snatchers
  2. (obsolete) A bird of prey.
    • 1635, John Swan, Speculum Mundi:
      It is a creature of a very deformed shape, monstrous presence, a great ravener, and altogether untameable

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