Definition of Preys

1. Verb. (third-person singular of prey) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Preys

1. prey [v] - See also: prey

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preys

prewyn
prewyns
prex
prexactly
prexes
prexie
prexies
prexy
prey
prey on
preyed
preyer
preyers
preyful
preying
preys (current term)
prez
prezackly
prezactly
prezes
prezygapophyseal
prezygapophyses
prezygapophysis
prezygotic
prezzie
prezzies
prial
prials
priapean
priapi

Literary usage of Preys

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1829)
"... while many a league to sea He wings his course, and preys in distant isles. The great eagle, though a very lascivious bird, lives for above a century. ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"it preys on the enemies of literature, being carnivorous. A remarkable animal belonging to the Arachnids is the ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1857)
"In thee, but one upon the other preys, Who by a common moat and wall are spanned. 85 Search, thou unhappy one, around thy bays The while no living men ..."

4. The Dawn in Britain by Charles Montagu Doughty (1906)
"... Being that as much as he might handle home, In haggart seas, such, with their preys, fall off. They take the large, and steer forsaking Romans. ..."

5. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"... which, with one or two other closely allied species cos- founded with it by the farmer, preys ..."

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