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cannibal

An animal who eats another of the same species. The term has been extended from its original use, which was confined to humans, to include all animals who feed on each other. From Canibales, the Spanish name for the Carib tribe of the West Indies who practised cannibalism.
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Once again, our writer is anxious to erase any possibility of a cannibalistic interpretation, even to the extent of ignoring the original translator's stance, and his language ("the meaning obviously is .
Fletcher and Massinger's tragicomedy more pointedly depicts the "flesh economy" of Noble's thesis: the playwrights repeatedly contrast an unhealthy, cannibalistic appetite for gold with the physical, authentic value that meat obtains among those shipwrecked and starving.
There is the possibility that Oman will award a third mobile licence once the requisite spectrum is available, a prospect that could trigger future cannibalistic pricing wars.
His four Oscar nominations were earned for playing an intensely bottled-up manservant (``The Remains of the Day,'' 1993), the anything-but-relaxed President Nixon (``Nixon,'' 1995), President John Quincy Adams dealing with a bloody slave mutiny (``Amistad,'' 1997) and, of course, the cannibalistic Dr.
The Ruthin-born film star has landed a leading role in a prequel to the Hannibal movies, in which Sir Anthony Hopkins played the chilling cannibalistic killer.
The Descent is a terrifying tale that sees a group of girls trapped in caves, pursued by underground, cannibalistic freaks.
Females of the orb-weaving spider Argiope bruennichi are very cannibalistic and regularly terminate copulations by aggressively attacking the male.
It is a dark adaptation of the Russian fairytale Baba Yaga, about a cannibalistic cantankerous old woman who lives in a forest and preys on children.
In addition, the analysts said the launch of Bud Select is "high risk and could be up to 80 percent cannibalistic.
Wish-fulfillment fantasies indistinguishable from mysteriously symbolic nightmares, Odani's scenarios provoke a thorough ambivalence, suggesting the dark side of being able--digitally--to get anything you want; while Tabaimo and Aida employ traditional drawing and print-making styles to reveal flashes of abusive, cannibalistic, and suicidal urges in the highly groomed world of salarymen and uniformed schoolgirls.
He tried to produce a scientific study of the superstitions and myths about were-wolves, vampires, shape changing and cannibalistic serial killers.
It also indicates that Doyle portrays the mild-mannered Andaman islanders as cannibalistic.