cannibal

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cannibal

a. a person who eats the flesh of other human beings
b. (as modifier): cannibal tribes
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Queequeg: Starbuck's Polynesian (South Sea) brawny harpooner, whose arm and body are "tattooed all over with an interminable Cretan labyrinth of a figure" (MMD: 22), representing astronomical charts of mysterious meaning, and who at home was a prince; having taken up whaling, he looks like "a George Washington cannibalistically developed," with "a dark purplish yellow colour" in his skin.
The two little twin nouns in Gautier's dictum "l'art pour l'art" tend to mount each other dialectically in a sort of latent autoeroticism; Wilde renews the dictum into "l'art a l'art" ("art at art"), whereby art(ifice) is maintained by being cannibalistically overwhelmed by itself.
On the other hand, a certain segment (the eternal critics) of the Brazilian press have the habit of cannibalistically chewing their head coaches; reveling in the business of character assassination whenever given a chance.
Contemporary culture, Varejao seems to be saying, is duty-bound to unearth and cannibalistically digest the spoils of the past in order to idealistically contribute to an improved, humanistic future.
As Macabea plays out her life on the margins of western consumer culture, A hora da estrela gives pause, not to refresh but rather to disconcert the reader who, cannibalistically speaking, is unlikely to desire the absorption of Macabea's qualities.
The narrator's perception of her unwanted fetus as cannibalistically feeding "on [her]" reveals how she had registered the betrayal not only of her body and her lover but also of her unborn child, indicating the similitude between the narrator, who feels preyed upon from all directions and who suffers from what Alice Palumbo identifies as an "unvoiced, but lurking, anxiety" (75), and Atwood's Canadian subject in Survival, who is faced with omnipresent perils.