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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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The English are being likened to the arch-devourer of classical myth Cronus/Saturn, the cannibal father of the Olympian gods.
Although the use of flesh eating has frequently been used as a way to define "otherness," Walton never sufficiently makes one believe that we were not cannibals from the beginning, albeit a different type of cannibal.
The film is proficient entertainment, though, for the cannibal brain lurking deep inside us all.
This article considers the various ways in which Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust (Italy, 1980) represents a realist horror paradigm while simultaneously addressing its own methods of construction.
We should find out if among cannibal tribes there are traditions concerning men who offered themselves freely as food" [9] (C3, 189-90).
The seminal representation of the cannibal in English literature is of course Robinson Crusoe, considered as the prototypical modern realist novel.
If The Sign of the Cannibal has a weakness, it is one that puts it in the good company of other applications of recent theory to Melville, a writer whose extraordinary intellectuality resists the categories of academic criticism.
Although previous studies have suggested that crowding with conspecifics induces cannibal morphs, the precise proximate mechanisms that mediate this response are unclear.
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The pair were arrested after a mobile phone was found with cannibal selfies in Krasnodar city, south-western Russia, where the couple worked at a military academy.
The Cannibal writers repurpose their readers-consumers' lives into trashy consumable stories.
Meanwhile, large numbers of spindly cannibal spiders have been invading homes across the country.