verb (used with object)
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Although insects had devoured the original feather vanes and barbs, the shafts were still visible, wrapped around yucca fiber cords.How many turkey feathers does it take to make an ancient blanket? 11,500|Jennifer Ouellette|November 28, 2020|Ars Technica
These findings suggest that most of the mercury in deep-sea critters comes from human activities, rather than being released by undersea volcanoes and hydrothermal vents, and is devoured by scavengers when they encounter newly sunk fish carcasses.Researchers found signs of human pollution in animals living six miles beneath the sea|Kate Baggaley|November 19, 2020|Popular Science
It means the strongest embryo in the womb devours its weaker siblings.
I devoured stories about others who had gone through terrible times.After losing two loved ones to covid-19, I turned to books. Here are 15 titles that helped me cope.|Zibby Owens|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
It’s possible that the creatures found on whale falls and other falls today, she says, evolved from creatures that hundreds of millions of years ago would have devoured plesiosaur falls.
In the Rmyaṇam it is recorded that the long-tongued witch (Drghaǵihv), the devourer, is killed by Indras.Zoological Mythology (Volume II)|Angelo de Gubernatis
She was the watch-dog, I was the wolf; and she was prepared to do battle to save her lambs from the devourer.Dorothy's Double|G. A. Henty
Tempus ferax, tempus edax rerum—Time the producer, time the devourer of things.
Recollect the immense system of policy for jurisdiction and intrigue, every agent of which was a devourer.An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance|John Foster
They are sisters for him because he is neither sentimentalist nor devourer.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith