cannibalism cannibalism  /ˈkæ nə bə ˌlɪ zəm/


  • (n) the practice of eating the flesh of your own kind


  1. They still encounter an occasional intimation of cannibalism.
  2. An anthropologist says cannibalism is a myth Columbus, greeted by the peaceful Arawaks on Hispaniola, was immediately warned about the man-eating Caribs on nearby islands.
  3. The full scope of atrocities committed in the war, which includes allegations of mass graves, rape and even cannibalism, is still unknown.


  1. Phillips auction house announces highlights from London June Contemporary Auctions

    Glenn Brown, Oscillate Wildly (after ‘Autumnal Cannibalism’ 1936 by Salvador Dalí), 1999. By kind permission of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Spain oil on linen.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Art Daily

  2. Cannibal sex fiend flees

    A Long Island elementary-school teacher obsessed with cannibalism and kids — who served six years in federal prison on child-porn charges — is missing.Michael Kelly Reiner, 52, has apparently walked away from a work-release program and the strict probation that came with his release last year, according to court documents.Reiner...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Visit Typhoon's not-so-Enchanted Forest in 'Dreams of Cannibalism' video

    Watch Typhoon's new video, 'Dreams of Cannibalism.'
    on June 6, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

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  1. "Not only did you murder your victim by cutting his throat and stabbing him but you cut him up, cooked him and ate part of him," Stewart said. "Before this case I had associated cannibalism with eras long gone, with the tale of Robinson...
    on Oct 20, 2008 By: James Stewart Source: United Press International

  2. Mr Johnson wrote: "For 10 years we in the Tory Party have become used to Papua New Guinea-style orgies of cannibalism and chief-killing, and so it is with a happy amazement that we watch as the madness engulfs the Labour Party."
    on Sep 8, 2006 By: Boris Johnson Source: BBC News

  3. "I don't find it funny especially when it's so public," Wanganeen said. "There was no such thing as cannibalism in the Aboriginal race so why say something like that? It's sad it's come up again when we have come such a long way."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Gavin Wanganeen Source: Herald Sun

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