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 for ravening
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ravening \Rav"en*ing\, n.
     Eagerness for plunder; rapacity; extortion. --Luke xi. 39.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ravening \Rav"en*ing\, a.
     Greedily devouring; rapacious; as, ravening wolves. --
     Rav"en*ing*ly, adv.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Raven \Rav"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravened (r[a^]v"'nd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Ravening.] [Written also ravin, and ravine.]
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     1. To obtain or seize by violence. --Hakewill.
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     2. To devour with great eagerness.
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              Like rats that ravin down their proper bane. --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ravening
      adj 1: living by preying on other animals especially by catching
             living prey; "a predatory bird"; "the rapacious wolf";
             "raptorial birds"; "ravening wolves"; "a vulturine taste
             for offal" [syn: predatory, rapacious, raptorial,
             ravening, vulturine, vulturous]
      2: excessively greedy and grasping; "a rapacious divorcee on the
         prowl"; "ravening creditors"; "paying taxes to voracious
         governments" [syn: rapacious, ravening, voracious]
      3: devouring or craving food in great quantities; "edacious
         vultures"; "a rapacious appetite"; "ravenous as wolves";
         "voracious sharks" [syn: edacious, esurient, rapacious,
         ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish]

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