[ US /ˈkɛɹiən/ ]
[ UK /kˈæɹi‍ən/ ]
  1. the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
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How To Use carrion In A Sentence

  • Carrion Crow nests are conspicuous and we were able to observe birds delivering food to nestlings using spotting scopes.
  • Western Gulls are omnivores and eat a variety of things including fish and other aquatic creatures, eggs, carrion, garbage, and other birds.
  • Arthygater Katharos said, A crow is ill omened, such a tharais carrion-eater. Wildfire
  • They are often seen soaring in search of carrion, but their diet also includes young goats and lambs.
  • The rats have placed in serious risk - on the edge of extinction - the Galapagos petrel, which is a marine bird unique in the world and of which only 120 remain," the project's manager, Victor Carrion, told The Associated Press by telephone from the islands. Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion
  • Carrion crows bewail the dead sheep and then eat them. 
  • Disturbance after eggs are laid provides opportunities for predation by carrion crows, jays, kestrels, magpies, foxes and mink.
  • After I pass, I see it in the rear view mirror, settling on carrion back along the shoulder.
  • And I shall know that I must die, at sea most likely, cease crawling of myself to be all a-crawl with the corruption of the sea; to be fed upon, to be carrion, to yield up all the strength and movement of my muscles that it may become strength and movement in fin and scale and the guts of fishes. Chapter 7
  • What was decomposing the carcasses, given the total absence of fossils of the larger flies, such as flesh flies and blowflies (whose larvae, which we call maggots, feed on carrion)?
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