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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raven  \Ra"ven\,  a. 
  Of  the  color  of  the  raven;  jet  black;  as  raven  curls;  raven 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raven  \Rav"en\,  n.  [OF.  ravine  impetuosity,  violence,  F.  ravine 
  ravine.  See  {Ravine},  {Rapine}.]  [Written  also  {ravin},  and 
  1.  Rapine;  rapacity.  --Ray. 
  2.  Prey;  plunder;  food  obtained  by  violence. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raven  \Rav"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ravened};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ravening}.]  [Written  also  ravin,  and  ravine.] 
  1.  To  obtain  or  seize  by  violence.  --Hakewill. 
  2.  To  devoir  with  great  eagerness. 
  Like  rats  that  ravin  down  their  proper  bane.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raven  \Rav"en\,  v.  i. 
  To  prey  with  rapacity;  to  be  greedy;  to  show  rapacity. 
  [Written  also  {ravin},  and  {ravine}.] 
  Benjamin  shall  raven  as  a  wolf.  --Gen.  xlix. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raven  \Ra"ven\,  n.  [AS.  hr[ae]fn;  akin  to  raaf,  G.  rabe,  OHG. 
  hraban  Icel.  hrafn  Dan.  ravn,  and  perhaps  to  L.  corvus,  Gr 
  ?.  ???.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  black  passerine  bird  ({Corvus  corax}),  similar  to  the 
  crow,  but  larger.  It  is  native  of  the  northern  part  of 
  Europe,  Asia  and  America,  and  is  noted  for  its  sagacity. 
  {Sea  raven}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cormorant. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  large  black  bird  with  a  straight  bill  and  long  wedge-shaped 
  tail  [syn:  {Corvus  corax}] 
  v  1:  obtain  or  seize  by  violence 
  2:  prey  on  or  hunt  for  [syn:  {prey}] 
  3:  eat  greedily  [syn:  {devour},  {gulp},  {guttle},  {pig}] 
  4:  feed  greedily 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Raven,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41844,  41861 
  Raven,  VA  (CDP,  FIPS  65744) 
  Location:  37.09416  N,  81.86203  W 
  Population  (1990):  2640  (1062  housing  units) 
  Area:  16.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  24639 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Heb.  'orebh,  from  a  root  meaning  "to  be  black"  (comp.  Cant. 
  5:11);  first  mentioned  as  "sent  forth"  by  Noah  from  the  ark 
  (Gen.  8:7).  "Every  raven  after  his  kind"  was  forbidden  as  food 
  (Lev.  11:15;  Deut.  14:14).  Ravens  feed  mostly  on  carrion,  and 
  hence  their  food  is  procured  with  difficulty  (Job  38:41;  Ps 
  147:9).  When  they  attack  kids  or  lambs  or  weak  animals,  it  is 
  said  that  they  first  pick  out  the  eyes  of  their  victims  (Prov. 
  30:17).  When  Elijah  was  concealed  by  the  brook  Cherith,  God 
  commanded  the  ravens  to  bring  him  "bread  and  flesh  in  the 
  morning,  and  bread  and  flesh  in  the  evening"  (1  Kings  17:3-6). 
  (See  {ELIJAH}.) 
  There  are  eight  species  of  ravens  in  Palestine,  and  they  are 
  everywhere  very  numerous  in  that  land. 

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