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Maven vs. Raven

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Mavennoun

An expert in a given field.

Ravennoun

Any of several, generally large and lustrous black species of birds in the genus Corvus, especially the common raven, Corvus corax.

Mavennoun

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Ravennoun

Rapine; rapacity.

Ravennoun

Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.

Ravenadjective

Of the color of the raven; jet-black

‘raven curls’; ‘raven darkness’; ‘She was a tall, sophisticated, raven-haired beauty.’;

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Ravenverb

To obtain or seize by violence.

Ravenverb

(transitive) To devour with great eagerness.

Ravenverb

(transitive) To prey on with rapacity.

‘The raven is both a scavenger, who ravens a dead animal almost like a vulture, and a bird of prey, who commonly ravens to catch a rodent.’;

Ravenverb

(intransitive) To show rapacity; to be greedy (for something).

Ravennoun

A large black passerine bird (Corvus corax), similar to the crow, but larger, and has a harsh, loud call. It is native of the northern parts of Europe, Asia and America, and is noted for its sagacity.

Ravennoun

Rapine; rapacity.

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Ravennoun

Prey; plunder; food obtained by violence.

Ravenadjective

Of the color of the raven; jet black; as, raven curls; raven darkness.

Ravenverb

To obtain or seize by violence.

Ravenverb

To devour with great eagerness.

‘Like rats that ravin down their proper bane.’;

Ravenverb

To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.

‘Benjamin shall raven as a wolf.’;

Ravennoun

large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge-shaped tail

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Ravenverb

obtain or seize by violence

Ravenverb

prey on or hunt for;

‘These mammals predate certain eggs’;

Ravenverb

eat greedily;

‘he devoured three sandwiches’;

Ravenverb

feed greedily;

‘The lions ravened the bodies’;

Ravennoun

a large heavily built crow with mainly black plumage, feeding chiefly on carrion.

Ravenadjective

(especially of hair) of a glossy black colour

‘thick raven hair’;

Ravenverb

(of a wild animal) hunt voraciously for prey

‘fierce lions went ravening to and fro’;

Ravenverb

devour voraciously

‘clusters of grapes, the which they raven'd quick’;

Raven

A raven is a large bird from one of several species of the genus Corvus. These species do not form a single taxonomic group within the genus.

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