carrion (n.)
dead putrifying flesh, rotting carcass
2H4 IV.iv.80.1[King Henry IV to all] 'Tis seldom when the bee doth leave her comb / In the dead carrion
2H6 V.ii.11[York to Warwick, of Clifford] I have ... made a prey for carrion kites and crows / Even of the bonny beast he loved so well [i.e. for kites that eat carrion]
E3 II.i.440[Warwick to Countess] The freshest summer's day doth soonest taint / The loathed carrion that it seems to kiss
Ham II.ii.182[Hamlet to Polonius] if the sun breed maggots in a dead dog, being a good kissing carrion [i.e. a carrion good for breeding maggots]
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