batten on

Related to batten on: batten down, Batten disease

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This was the being I was helping to transfer to London, where, perhaps, for centuries to come he might, amongst its teeming millions, satiate his lust for blood, and create a new and ever-widening circle of semi-demons to batten on the helpless.
Now clamp down the batten on a workbench and start drilling holes for the screws and screw eyes.