Just last year, an 8½-foot family pet Burmese escaped its cage and strangled a 2-year-old girl while she slept in her crib.
She was mauled by a 5-year-old 550-pound African lion named Cous Cous as she was cleaning his cage.
When I first heard about the sport, I assumed that it was a “no holds barred” cage match where pretty much anything goes.
early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.
: a big cage star/ the cage standing
Early system on IBM 704. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).
(Heb. kelub', Jer. 5:27, marg. "coop;" rendered "basket" in Amos 8:1), a basket of wicker-work in which birds were placed after being caught. In Rev. 18:2 it is the rendering of the Greek _phulake_, properly a prison or place of confinement.