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carrion

dead and rotting flesh
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"And ever since that long-gone day have the dead of this fabled land been carried to the Carrion Caves, that in death and decay they might serve their country and warn away invading enemies.
He rubbed his cheek against mine in a final caress, and a moment later was speeding through the Carrion Caves toward the outer world.
In my note to Carthoris I had given explicit directions for locating the Carrion Caves, impressing upon him the necessity for making entrance to the country beyond through this avenue, and not to attempt under any circumstances to cross the ice-barrier with a fleet.
The Carrion Caves consist of a series of twenty-seven connecting chambers, and present the appearance of having been eroded by running water in some far-gone age when a mighty river found its way to the south through this single breach in the barrier of rock and ice that hems the country of the pole.
We were afterward to learn that but once a month is it possible to find all the apts of the Carrion Caves in a single chamber.
There the two carrion-eaters commenced to circle the chamber while the human carrion, their master, now in a perfect frenzy of demoniacal rage, ran to and fro in an effort to intercept them, striking out with his cudgel and lashing them with his tongue, calling down upon them the curses of whatever gods and demons he could summon to memory, and describing in lurid figures the ignominy of their ancestors.
She shall be no better than carrion: the skin o'er is all he shall ha, and zu you may tell un." "I am in amazement," cries Allworthy, "at what you tell me, after what passed between my nephew and the young lady no longer ago than yesterday." "Yes, sir," answered Western, "it was after what passed between your nephew and she that the whole matter came out.
Gymnastics Association of the Philippines chief Cynthia Carrion said Yulo's participation in the World Championships is crucial as the three best finishers in each apparatus and the top 12 gymnasts in the individual all-around will earn berths to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The two vacated posts in the POC executive board will also be divided among Tolentino and Hontiveros' respective groups as Clint Aranas and Cynthia Carrion won the said points.
These positions, along with two slots in the board vacated by Clint Aranas of archery and Cynthia Carrion of gymnastics, will be elected by the general assembly.
Carrion will transition from his current role as executive chairman to non-executive chairman of the board of directors, effective July 1, 2019.