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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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Much of the atmosphere of these chapters emanates from the menacing portents of Ahab and the mysterious omens typical in gothic narrative (whether a house in Amityville or a cannibalistically bedecked ship named "destroyer").
As with his last visit, the emphasis is on the 1990s full-band albums (Phantom Blues, Dancing The Blues) and, cannibalistically, the current Shoutin' In Key live disc.
As they grow larger, they become increasingly carnivorous; adults have been observed feeding cannibalistically on their own offspring.
It is ultimately God who is cannibalistically gorging on the bodies of babies in Lamentations, as the poem makes clear in its images of mouth and hand.
It decried transplants as "a shortcut to cannibalistically chewing and eating human flesh.
In 1950, at the age of twenty-two, Cynthia Ozick began to write what she would later call "a cannibalistically ambitious Jamesian novel" ("Lesson" 297).