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Vulture, the bird Vultur; emblem of voracity: “there cannot be that v. in you to devour so many,” Mcb. IV, 3, 74. Adjectively: whose v. thought doth pitch the “price so high, that she will draw his lips' rich treasure dry,” Ven. 551. “her sad behaviour feeds his v. folly,” Lucr. 556.
Emblem of internal torments (in allusion to the fable of Prometheus): “let --s gripe thy guts,” Wiv. I, 3, 94. “let --s vile seize on his lungs,” H4B V, 3, 145. “while the v. of sedition feeds in the bosom of such great commanders,” H6A IV, 3, 47. “to ease the gnawing v. of thy mind,” Tit. V, 2, 31. “she hath tied sharp-toothed unkindness like a v. here,” Lr. II, 4, 137.
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