Ravened
Raven Rav"en, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravened} (r[a^]v"'nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ravening}.] [Written also ravin, and ravine.] [1913 Webster] 1. To obtain or seize by violence. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

2. To devour with great eagerness. [1913 Webster]

Like rats that ravin down their proper bane. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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