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Raptor   Listen
Raptor  n.  A ravisher; a plunderer. (Obs.)

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"Raptor" Quotes from Famous Books

... underground warehouses with Halicti chosen among the biggest. (Cf. "Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre, translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos: chapters 12 to 14.—Translator's Note.) Much smaller than her kinswoman, Philanthus raptor, LEP., stores away Halicti chosen among the less large species. Any adult Acridian approaching an inch in length suits the White-banded Sphex. The various tidae of the neighbourhood are admitted to the larder of Stizus ruficornis and of the Mantis-hunting Tachytes on the ...
— More Hunting Wasps • J. Henri Fabre

Words linked to "Raptor" :   vulture, Accipitriformes, hooter, raptorial, order Accipitriformes, owl, raptorial bird, eagle, bird of night

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