Sunday, 24 June 2012

Entry: ravening (adj.)

In context: "...has finally removed its smily-face mask to reveal centerless eyes and a ravening maw, and canines down to here, it's the Face In The Floor, the grinning root-white fact of your worst nightmares..."

Definition: 1. That ravens (in various senses of the verb); rapacious, voracious, bloodthirsty; ravenously hungry. In quot. c1390   as n.: a person who ravens; the Devil.

Other: I had no idea this was such a badass word.

SNOOT score: 5
Page: 347

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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