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mountain lion

Origin of mountain lion
1855-60, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • One night I distinctly heard the cry of a mountain-lion, or panther, several times.

  • She will step freely, this Timeh of mine, and stride as far as a mountain-lion can leap!

    The Garden of Eden Max Brand
  • Hasayampa had trouble with a mountain-lion what wanted to make sociable calls, but was too bashful to come in daylight.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
  • His back and sides were torn as by a mountain-lion, and his head was battered as by another Bull.

    The Biography of a Grizzly Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • A mountain-lion I'm not afraid of: he'll run ninety-nine times out of a hundred.

    The Trail of The Badger Sidford F. Hamp
  • That's the track of what we call a mountain-lion or panther up north, an' they don't never hurt nobody.

    The Inca Emerald Samuel Scoville
  • You are no more like the old Badger than a calf is like a mountain-lion.

    Frank Merriwell's Reward Burt L. Standish
  • I was taught, too, that wolf tracks were longer than those of the mountain-lion, which were nearly circular.

    With the Indians in the Rockies James Willard Schultz
  • Madeline feared he might have scented a mountain-lion or wildcat.

  • A displaced rock clattered down the gully, startling a mountain-lion which leaped from a freshly killed calf and skulked away.

    The Long Dim Trail Forrestine C. Hooker
British Dictionary definitions for mountain-lion

mountain lion

another name for puma
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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