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Can someone say to me if does it make sense "The badge of the Blood-Beaked Raven"?
Does it belong to some sort of background in literature or general culture?
Thanks a lot
Last edited by Bushwhacker; 17-Nov-2009 at 08:38.
It would not surprise me to find the phrase "the badge of the black-beaked raven" in a story from the 14th or 15th centuries (e.g. in a novel by Scott). It would mean a badge with a picture of a raven on it, as the insignia of a particular knight or noble.
A "blood-beaked raven" on the other hand might occur in (a translation of) a Norse tale. It would suggest the corpse-eating propensities of Corvus corax; perhaps on the battlefield.
Not a professional ESL teacher.