cannibal


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cannibal

a. a person who eats the flesh of other human beings
b. (as modifier): cannibal tribes
References in classic literature ?
The next moment the light was extinguished, and this wild cannibal, tomahawk between his teeth, sprang into bed with me.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
I remembered a story of a white man --a whaleman too--who, falling among the cannibals, had been tattooed by them.
The eyes of all the cannibals were fixed upon him in doubt and fear and eagerness.
Of course, as every one knew, kinky-haired cannibals no longer obtained on the earth's surface, much less ran around with nothing on, chopping off one another's heads, and, on occasion, a white man's head as well.
Reach out Thy hand, O Lord, and save Fiji, poor cannibal Fiji.
With a shake of his black shock, Tarzan turned away and resumed his hunting in another direction; but all day there rose one after another, above the threshold of his objective mind, memory portraits of Sabor, of Momaya, and of Teeka--a lioness, a cannibal, and a she-ape, yet to the ape-man they were identical through motherhood.
You don't really believe they are cannibals, do you?
I had an idea then that foreign missionaries couldn't afford to be finicky in the matter of looks if they wanted a girl to risk her life among cannibals.
And the strangest of all, down in the South Seas, black slaves, little kinky-haired cannibals with bones through their noses.
It makes sense, of course; if you've got cannibals in your movie, put them front and centre -- especially because flesh-eating headhunters have been sadly absent from the big screen since the brief explosion of the genre in the early 80s (sparked off by Cannibal Holocaust , which earns a special mention in the end-credits crawl).
The mother, dubbed as cannibal mum, was allegedly found by medics trying to eat her own baby.