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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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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.
Reviewers of The Convicts called it "Dickensian"; The Cannibals may remind some of Stevenson's Treasure Island as well.
It is not just cannibals that need the forgiving, transforming love of God.
His captivating hunting adventures, finally compiled in the winter of his long life, document his experiences with cannibals and big game during his exploration of Portuguese West Africa between 1917 and 1921.
However, as the title suggests, there is more to the film than just mountaineering--to reach the peak the pair travelled illegally by dugout canoe through the territories of three tribes, some of which are said to be cannibals.
While the cannibals adhere to a brutal, rigidly applied patriarchal structure, the amoral character of the camera crew's individual members is exacerbated by their unregulated interaction with both each other and foreign cultures.
So this record is like completing my work with the Cannibals as well as branching out into something new.
We are cannibals by nature and by cultural training, and the reining in of our basic drive to destroy and consume the other is an act which implies violence against ourselves, a strict and painful disciplining of our instincts, as well as the un-learning of most of what our civilization has taught us.
During this period, the Maoris of New Zealand and the Fijians were to replace Columbus's and Defoe's Caribs as emblematic cannibals.
The Sign of the Cannibal demonstrates that Tommo's increasing fear springs not from "ocular" proof that the Typees are cannibals but rather from their increasingly obvious control over the signifying process, a control symbolized by the theme of tattooing.
Cannibals with Forks: The Triple Bottom Line of 21st Century Business, John Elkington, Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers, 1998.