(n.) Anything, as goods, etc., taken or got by violence; anything taken by force from an enemy in war; spoil; booty; plunder.
(n.) That which is or may be seized by animals or birds to be devoured; hence, a person given up as a victim.
(n.) The act of devouring other creatures; ravage.
(n.) To take booty; to gather spoil; to ravage; to take food by violence.
(1) Unlike most birds of prey, which are territorial and fight each other over nesting and hunting grounds, the hen harrier nests close to other harriers.
(2) The concentration of prey and the ciliate mean cell volume, dry weight, and number per milliliter were determined at known growth rates.
(3) This unusual pattern of unbalanced growth may represent an adaptation by bdellovibrios to maximize their progeny yield from the determinate amount of substrate available within a given prey cell.
(4) We have four Money Shops in Medway: they know they can prey on the vulnerable, and most residents can't pay back on time.
(5) Plethodontid salamanders capture prey by projecting the tongue from the mouth.
(6) About 2 weeks after metamorphosis, midwife toads Alytes obstetricans judge the size of a prey object mainly in scales of visual angle.
(7) As the outer wall was dissolved, outgrowth began with the elongation of the germinant as it emerged from the prey ghost as an actively motile cell.
(8) In the present study the chemical composition of the venom was examined in order to determine the presence of constituents that may have physiologically important actions on the prey.
(9) The fate of those black boys and men rested in the hands of a racist system that preys on the fear and vulnerability of their parents.
(10) Paradoxical sleep is associated with a factor related to predatory danger, which suggests that large amounts of this sleep phase are disadvantageous in prey species.
(11) The latency increase is not likely to be due to motor fatigue, since it can be partially reversed by dishabituation with an alternate prey species.
(12) Two cases are considered: mutualism with the prey and mutualism with the first predator.
(13) At the same time, cetaceans are under threat from a variety of pressures including direct and indirect takes, pollution, and competition for habitat and prey.
(14) A wide range of suggested functions found in the literature include food acquisition, prey attack, aggression and attack behavior, facial expression in intraspecies communications, dispersion of pheromones, maintaining head position in swimming, and a wide range of environmental monitoring (e.g., current detection in water, wind direction on land).
(15) We suggest that the first step of the prey-catching sequence is to adjust the accommodative state of the lenses and thus lock the visual apparatus on to a stimulus.
(16) They prey on the population, kidnapping and extorting in cahoots with criminal gangs, according to multiple complaints filed to the human rights commission.
(17) For much of the film, Deckard refuses to identify himself with his prey; after all, that might make him no better than an organic machine.
(18) Phage typing was performed on 795 strains of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from poultry, a turkey, pigeons, and birds of prey in Japan and 4 countries in Europe, using the avian phage set of typing phages plus 6 others.
(19) Functional morphologists commonly study feeding behavior in vertebrates by recording electrical activity from head muscles during unrestrained prey capture.
(20) The strong reactivity of the two positive yellow baboon sera with SIVagm proteins raises questions about whether these animals may have been infected by green monkeys in their native habitat; baboons occasionally prey upon and eat green monkeys.