While one meaning of “carrion” is specifically rotting flesh that is unfit to eat, adjectivally it indicates beings which eat or use that same rotting flesh. One bird’s squick is another bird’s squee… How interesting that it is a common word.
- 15.002 and far off there are many carrion birds
- 15.019 and carrion birds are with them hoping for battle
“carrion, n. and adj.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, September 2016. Web. 4 October 2016.