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raven (RAY uhn) (noun)
A large shiny black bird found in Europe, North America, and Asia: Mable and her friends watched the raven glide above them in the clear sky.
raven (RAY uhn) (verb)
To eat or to feed in a greedy manner: Max was so hungry after his long hike that he started to raven his meal, taking large mouthfuls at a time.
ravin (RAV uhn) (verb)
To seize or to capture something as prey: The large black raven swooped down over the field in an attempt to ravin the small field creatures.
ravine (ruh VEEN) (noun)
A small and narrow valley that has been created by a river, but not as large as a canyon: There is a ravine across the street from Anita's home where she frequently goes hiking.

Abigail noticed that a large black raven lived in the ravine near her home; so, one morning she watched it ravin a small animal in the tall grass. She felt sad but she also remembered that the raven was a wild bird and to ravin in the ravine was one aspect of its way to exist.

ravin (s) (noun), ravins (pl)
1. Extreme hunger, voraciousness of appetite: After the drought and the rains, the ravins of the cattle were satisfied when the grass grew green along the river banks.
2. Victims of an attack; captives: The rabbits in the field were the ravins for the hawk cruising overhead.
3. An assault or capturing by violence or force: The ravin of the owl was observed and photographed from the bird blind by the ornithologist, Mr. Hayes.
4. The act of violently seizing something: The ravins of the beasts for blood and slaughter in that area were well-known.
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