Rav"in, Ravine (?), n. [ See 2d Raven.]

Food obtained by violence; plunder; prey; raven.

"Fowls of ravyne."

Chaucer.

Though Nature, red in tooth and claw
With ravine, shrieked against his creed.
Tennyson.
<-- famous quote from In memoriam, 56, st. 4 -->

 

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Rav"in, Rav"ine, v. t. & i.

See Raven, v. t. & i.

 

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Ra*vine" (?), n. [F., a place excavated by a torrent, a ravine, fr. ravir to snatch or tear away, L. rapere; cf. L. rapina rapine. See Ravish, and cf. Rapine, Raven prey.]

1.

A torrent of water.

[Obs.]

Cotgrave.

2.

A deep and narrow hollow, usually worn by a stream or torrent of water; a gorge; a mountain cleft.

 

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