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Devourer   Listen

Someone who eats greedily or voraciously.

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"Devourer" Quotes from Famous Books

... seems my countryman A country of compromise goes to pieces at the first cannon-shot A lady's company-smile A superior position was offered her by her being silent And it's one family where the dog is pulled by the collar Arch-devourer Time As if she had never heard him previously enunciate the formula As secretive as they are sensitive Be politic and give her elbow-room for her natural angles Becoming air of appropriation that made it family history Constitutionally discontented Decency's a dirty petticoat in the Garden of ...
— Quotations from the Works of George Meredith • David Widger

... Hialmars bane, which thou shalt long have and enjoy, touch but the edges of it, there is poyson in both of them, it is a most cruell devourer ...
— The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature • Conrad Hjalmar Nordby

... the prison of the body that he may be with Jesus Christ. He calls the mass of temptations which urge and incite him to sin a body of death, sin being the true death of the soul. Grace is the death of this death and the devourer of this abortion of hell, for where sin abounded ...
— The Spirit of St. Francis de Sales • Jean Pierre Camus

... scavenger is the peccary, a species of wild hog, whose home ranges from Texas to the Pampas of South America. He is a devourer of creatures more obnoxious than himself. He moves with great rapidity, is always on the alert, and stops at nothing from mountains to a flowing river. When he attacks an enemy he makes ...
— The Human Side of Animals • Royal Dixon

Words linked to "Devourer" :   eater, devour, feeder

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