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Car·ri·ón

(kah-rē-on[h]'),
Daniel A., Peruvian medical student, 1859-1885, who inoculated himself with a disease later designated as Carrión disease, and died thereof. See: Carrión disease.

carrion

(kăr′ē-ən)
n.
Dead and decaying flesh.
adj.
1. Of or similar to dead and decaying flesh.
2. Feeding on such flesh.
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Carrion crows were captured by using walk-in traps in the municipality of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and then transported to indoor housing at the animal holding facilities at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands.
States' legitimate interests in securing their borders and exercising immigration control cannot override their obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of all persons in all areas under their jurisdiction, regardless of their migration status," Carrion Mena said
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Carrion returned to the store one month after her allegedly botched manicure to report that the injury was not healing and that her nail was not growing in the area of the puncture.
Chicks of the great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius) don't directly kill chicks of the carrion crows (Corvus corone corone), so the crow parents have a chance of producing their own offspring.
Starlings held onto the number two spot, but carrion crows moved up two places from fifth in 2013 to third this year.
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The six-man field also included IOC finance commission chairman Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico, IOC vice president Ng Ser Miang of Singapore, executive board members C.
Christopher Carrion, the Lord of Midnight, has sent his henchmen to capture her.
Rafael Carrion of Tampa, FL has been ranked among the top physicians in the nation based on patient reviews.
If there is no price, they don't touch it," Carrion explained.