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predatory

pertaining to predator.

predatory behavior
the hunting of birds, mice and small reptiles by cats and the hunting and herding behavior of dogs, often facilitated in a pack.
Wild predators kill mostly for prey, only one victim at a time. Urban dogs kill a lot of sheep in a flock, many more than they could eat.
predatory lesions
dog attacks cause massive hemorrhages, much tissue disruption, broken bones; attack mostly thighs, flanks, lambs have crushed skulls; foxes attack tongue, lower jaw, tail area, thigh; coyotes eat a part of the carcass, crushing and tearing of larynx, fang marks in skin, lambs crushed head and neck; crows attack eyes, tongue, anus, umbilicus of already immobilized victim.
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It is after all doubly provocative that the advice given to a woman to be proffered to a male persona -- and which is a careful justification for what is thought of as a typical male predatoriness -- is devised by a male poet, Jean le Seneschal, in concert with a male circle consisting, among others, of the Duc de Berry, Renaut de Trie, Monseigneur de La Trimoulle, le Bastard de Coucy -- who are therefore, we assume, the primary destinataires of the collection.
Unnerving in its studied predatoriness, his coaxing prevails.
Throughout, the 'weakness and wickedness' and sexual predatoriness of man is an underlying theme [Johnson cat.