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lion/rhino/stag etc hunt
mountain lion
sea lion
▪ But despite his impressive record the young lion is struggling to put together a decent budget for 1991.
▪ The names they gave to the frisky young lions were Amanzi, Tunya and Kita.
▪ I crept up to my first victim in the same way as I imagine a lion cub stalks it first wildebeest - clumsily.
▪ I have also started to write about the lion hunt organized by Claudia for Waindell Leavitt.
▪ Much of the money went to airing the videotape of the lion hunt, shot in Idaho six years ago.
▪ How do you make a film of a man faking a documentary about a lion hunt?
▪ The laibon believes that he can pinpoint the beginning of his troubles to this lion hunt.
▪ This man, Tepilit, was injured helping me with the filming of a lion hunt.
▪ I heard about the lion hunt.
▪ He simply sees a connection between the sham lion hunt and the all-too-real execution of his brother.
▪ California has not allowed mountain lion hunting for nearly 25 years.
▪ Four Peaks is home to black bear, deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and other animals.
▪ Voters made it a permanent ban in 1990 with the passage of Prop. 117, the so-called mountain lion initiative.
▪ And although not mentioned in the initiative, it does mean mountain lions could eventually be hunted as part of that management.
▪ One of my first memories was when he shot a mountain lion and he let me shoot it too.
▪ Another woman was killed by a mountain lion in 1994.
▪ Threatening lions can be killed under special permit by the Fish and Game Department. Mountain lion attacks on humans are rare.
▪ San Jose was not yet a city of thirty thousand, Silicon Valley a stronghold of orchards and roaming mountain lions.
▪ It's a great place from which to watch killer whales and sea lions.
Sea Lion Overlook, for a view of sea lions and harbor seals.
▪ Nearby is Sea World, the home of sea lions, killer whales and other marine animals which perform before entranced audiences.
▪ The use of the sea lions is a great leap forward in whale-tracking technology, Hurley said.
▪ But as if to allay our disappointment, teams of curious sea lions kept popping up near our kayaks.
▪ Fur seals and sea lions are restricted to the Bering Strait area and seldom enter icy waters.
▪ Voracious consumers of fish, sea lions have been the targets of wrathful fishermen in the San Diego area.
▪ She hurried along the path, past matching stone lions, up a few stairs to the imposing door.
▪ Pride stolen: Thieves made off with a stone lion worth £28 from a garden at Lovesome Hill, Northallerton.
▪ It had houses on it in Roman and Byzantine times, and the stone lion has long since vanished.
▪ The frayed leopard skin, that left one muscled shoulder bare, of the strong-man lion tamer.
▪ They are Dave Hoover, a lion tamer.
▪ That boy will do anything for me, even up to getting himself killed by a lion.
▪ Another woman was killed by a mountain lion in 1994.
▪ Under law, a rancher may obtain a permit to kill a lion that is attacking his livestock.
▪ The first was to kill the lion of Nemea, a beast no weapons could wound.
▪ The likelihood of being killed by a mountain lion is still minimal.
▪ In Minoan Crete, Potnia is shown with attendant lions or griffins.
▪ And he had one item, it was a plaque showing a lion rampant, the heraldic symbol.
▪ A close scrutiny of films showing lions killing zebras does not bear this out.
▪ For the first time the hunting of lions was treated as picturesque.
▪ Like a lion with her cubs, they lick their own wounds and show little of themselves to outsiders.
▪ Mountain lion attacks on humans are rare.
▪ The lion is an ambush killer.
▪ The lion just moaned and looked forlorn.
▪ Under law, a rancher may obtain a permit to kill a lion that is attacking his livestock.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Lion \Li"on\ (l[imac]"[u^]n), n. [F. lion, L. leo, -onis, akin to Gr. le`wn. Cf. Chameleon, Dandelion, Leopard.]

  1. (Zo["o]l.) A large carnivorous feline mammal ( Panthera leo, formerly Felis leo), found in Southern Asia and in most parts of Africa, distinct varieties occurring in the different countries. The adult male, in most varieties, has a thick mane of long shaggy hair that adds to his apparent size, which is less than that of the largest tigers. The length, however, is sometimes eleven feet to the base of the tail. The color is a tawny yellow or yellowish brown; the mane is darker, and the terminal tuft of the tail is black. In one variety, called the maneless lion, the male has only a slight mane.

  2. (Astron.) A sign and a constellation; Leo.

  3. An object of interest and curiosity, especially a person who is so regarded; as, he was quite a lion in London at that time.

    Such society was far more enjoyable than that of Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion, but a man.
    --Prof. Wilson.

    American lion (Zo["o]l.), the puma or cougar.

    Lion ant (Zo["o]l.), the ant-lion.

    Lion dog (Zo["o]l.), a fancy dog with a flowing mane, usually clipped to resemble a lion's mane.

    Lion lizard (Zo["o]l.), the basilisk.

    Lion's share, all, or nearly all; the best or largest part; -- from [AE]sop's fable of the lion hunting in company with certain smaller beasts, and appropriating to himself all the prey.

    Lion of Lucerne, a famous sculptured lion at Lucerne, Switzerland, designed by Thorwaldsen and dedicated in 1821 as a memorial to the Swiss Guards who fell defending Louis XVI. in the attack of the mob on the Tuileries, Aug. 10, 1792. The animal, which is hewn out of the face of a rock, is represented as transfixed with a broken spear and dying, but still trying to protect with its paw a shield bearing the fleur-de-lis of France.

    Lion of St. Mark, a winged lion, the emblem of the evangelist Mark, especially that of bronze surmounting a granite column in the Piazzetta at Venice, and holding in its fore paws an open book representing St. Mark's Gospel.

    Lion of the North, Gustavus Adolphus (1594-1632), King of Sweden, the hero of the Protestant faith in the Thirty Years' War.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 12c., from Old French lion "lion," figuratively "hero," from Latin leonem (nominative leo) "lion; the constellation leo," from Greek leon (genitive leontos), from a non-Indo-European language, perhaps Semitic (compare Hebrew labhi "lion," plural lebaim; Egyptian labai, lawai "lioness").\n

\nA general Germanic borrowing from Latin (compare Old English leo, Anglian lea; Old Frisian lawa; Middle Dutch leuwe, Dutch leeuw; Old High German lewo, German Löwe); it is found in most European languages, often via Germanic (Old Church Slavonic livu, Polish lew, Czech lev, Old Irish leon, Welsh llew). Used figuratively from c.1200 in an approving sense, "one who is fiercely brave," and a disapproving one, "tyrannical leader, greedy devourer." Lion's share "the greatest portion" is attested from 1701.


a. Of the light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion. n. 1 A big cat, ''Panthera leo'', native to Africa, India and formerly to much of Europe. The term may apply to the species as a whole, to individuals, or to male individuals. It also applies to related species like mountain lions. 2 # A male lion. 3 (context heraldiccharge English) A stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms. 4 A Chinese foo dog. 5 An individual who shows strength and courage, attributes associated with the lion. 6 A famous person regarded with interest and curiosity. 7 A light brown color that resembles the fur of a lion

  1. n. large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male [syn: king of beasts, Panthera leo]

  2. a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after) [syn: social lion]

  3. (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo [syn: Leo]

  4. the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22 [syn: Leo, Leo the Lion]

Lion (comics)

Lion was a weekly British comics periodical published by Fleetway (a subsidiary of IPC, the International Publishing Corporation) from 23 February 1952 to 18 May 1974. It lasted for 1,156 issues.

Lion (heraldry)

The lion is a common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolises bravery, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness, and valour, because historically it has been regarded as the king of beasts.

Lion as a crest

Lion as a primary charge

Lion (video game)

Lion is an animal simulation game where the player plays the role of a lion. It is a sequel of sorts to Wolf.

The gameplay is divided into two parts. The first is a sandbox simulation mode, where the player has no predetermined goal. The second is a scenario mode, where the player has to complete specific actions; this is comparable to quests given in RPGs.

As in the original you take the role of a lion chosen from a pool of 20 different animals, with varying attributes, in existing prides or handpicked groups made by yourself. You can control a single animal or all members of a pride and you get to play in either a 20-mission mode (such as survive for a day) or a simulation mode, which allows you to do whatever you want.

Unlike in Wolf, which takes place in three different locales, Lion is played only on the savannas and plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania (though in four different seasons).

Also includes a "Lion Safari", an interactive tour of the leoline life on the Serengeti.

Lion (automobile)

The Lion was an automobile built in Adrian, Michigan, United States, by the Lion Motor Car Company from 1909-12. The Lion had a four-cylinder 40 hp engine, and was available in at least three body types. The 1912 model cost $1,600 and came equipped with internal expanding brakes with drums of diameter. A fire in 1912 destroyed 150 cars in the factory, and the company never recovered and closed.

The Lion Motor Car Company also produced the Gyroscope.

LION (cipher)
Lion (band)

Lion was an American rock band, best known for the theme song from the 1986 animated movie The Transformers: The Movie.

Lion (warship)

Lion was the name of five warships of the Royal Scottish Navy during the 16th century, some of which were prizes captured by, and from the English. The names of these ships reflect the Royal Arms of Scotland and its central motif of the Lion Rampant.

Lion (color)

Lion is a color that is a representation of the average color of the fur of a lion.

The lion is a feline top predator found in Africa and India. The lion was poetically called the king of beasts in the great chain of being, one of the bases of medieval philosophy in Western civilization.

The first recorded use of lion as a color name in English was in 1551.

The source of this color is: ISCC-NBS Dictionary of Color Names (1955)--Color Sample of Lion (color sample #76).


The lion (Panthera leo) is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa. With some males exceeding in weight, it is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. Wild lions currently exist in sub-Saharan Africa and in India (where an endangered remnant population resides in Gir Forest National Park). In ancient historic times, their range was in most of Africa, including North Africa, and across Eurasia from Greece and southeastern Europe to India. In the late Pleistocene, about 10,000 years ago, the lion was the most widespread large land mammal after humans: Panthera leo spelaea lived in northern and western Europe and Panthera leo atrox lived in the Americas from the Yukon to Peru. The lion is classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN, having seen a major population decline in its African range of 30–50% per two decades during the second half of the twentieth century. Lion populations are untenable outside designated reserves and national parks. Although the cause of the decline is not fully understood, habitat loss and conflicts with humans are the greatest causes of concern. Within Africa, the West African lion population is particularly endangered.

In the wild, males seldom live longer than 10 to 14 years, as injuries sustained from continual fighting with rival males greatly reduce their longevity. In captivity they can live more than 20 years. They typically inhabit savanna and grassland, although they may take to bush and forest. Lions are unusually social compared to other cats. A pride of lions consists of related females and offspring and a small number of adult males. Groups of female lions typically hunt together, preying mostly on large ungulates. Lions are apex and keystone predators, although they are also expert scavengers obtaining over 50 percent of their food by scavenging as opportunity allows. While lions do not typically hunt humans, some have. Sleeping mainly during the day, lions are active primarily at night ( nocturnal), although sometimes at twilight ( crepuscular).

Highly distinctive, the male lion is easily recognised by its mane, and its face is one of the most widely recognised animal symbols in human culture. Depictions have existed from the Upper Paleolithic period, with carvings and paintings from the Lascaux and Chauvet Caves in France dated to 17,000 years ago, through virtually all ancient and medieval cultures where they once occurred. It has been extensively depicted in sculptures, in paintings, on national flags, and in contemporary films and literature. Lions have been kept in menageries since the time of the Roman Empire, and have been a key species sought for exhibition in zoos over the world since the late eighteenth century. Zoos are cooperating worldwide in breeding programs for the endangered Asiatic subspecies.

Lion (The Hot Monkey album)

Lion is the first official release of the homemade tapes of Memphis musician, Scott Taylor. The earlier songs on this compilation were recorded when Taylor was only eighteen. The songs are most often bitter or ouright angry love songs or simply songs of longing. The songs have many layers of guitar effects, which gives what are somewhat recognizable Southern blues roots a dark psychedelic edge. Some of the homemade recordings on Lion found their way into the hands of David Shouse, who then asked the much younger Taylor to join his new band, which would later become known as The Grifters. Though Taylor was originally reluctant to use his Hot Monkey material in a band format, "Nothin' At All" would be recorded with A Band Called Bud, while "Need You" and "Another Song" would end up on the first two Grifters EPs. It would be another five years before "Arizona" would appear on the Grifters' best-selling album, Crappin' You Negative.

Lion (2006 film)

Lion is a 2006 Malayalam film directed by Joshiy. The film stars Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles. It was produced under the banner of N. N. S Arts by Noushad and has been distributed by Shan Entertainment. The film was the first super hit of Malayalam in the year 2006 and Fourth Highest grosser in that year.

The film was later remade in Tamil as Nam Naadu and in Telugu as Evadaithe Nakenti.

Lion (name)

Lion as a name may refer to:

Lion (disambiguation)

The lion is a big cat of the species Panthera leo that inhabits the African continent and one forest in India.

Lion or Lions may also refer to:

Lion (2014 film)

Lion is a British drama film, directed by Simon P. Edwards. The film stars Ian Virgo, Nicola Posener, Jessica-Jane Stafford and Mario Babic.

Lion (Marius Neset album)

Lion (released April 25, 2014 in Germany by the label ACT Music – ACT 9031-2) is the 5'th album of the Norwegian saxophonist Marius Neset, this time in collaboration with the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra.

Lion (2016 film)

Lion, originally titled A Long Way Home, is an upcoming drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. The film stars Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman. It is scheduled to be screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in the United States by The Weinstein Company on November 25, 2016.

LION (cable system)

Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION) is a submarine communications cable system that connects Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius. It is 1,000 kilometres long. It is capable of delivering up to 1.28 terabits per second. The project was financed by a consortium made up of Orange Madagascar, Mauritius Telecom and France Telecom S.A..

It has cable landing points at:

  • Toamasina, Toamasina Province, Atsinanana Region, Madagascar
  • Sainte Marie, Saint-Denis Arrondissement, Réunion
  • Terre Rouge, Pamplemousses District, Mauritius

The cable will subsequently be extended to Nyali, Mombasa in Kenya with a LION2 branch connecting Mayotte.

Lion (Stephen Lynch album)

Lion is the fifth album by American comedian Stephen Lynch, released in 2012. The first half of the album was recorded at Studio G! ( Nashville, Tennessee) and the second half of the album was recorded live from Symphony Space ( New York City).

Lynch told interviewer Dylan Gadino, "I wanted this album to have the Americana flavor to it that I love so much in the music of, say, Neil Young or Patty Griffin or Ray LaMontagne. I think it does... And, I'm confident the songs are still funny, if a bit subtler than some of my earlier work. Astute listeners will detect a slight shift of direction, comedy-wise. Musically, it's the best work I've ever done. I'm a little bit in love with it."

Lion (Peter Murphy album)

Lion is the tenth solo album by English musician Peter Murphy. It was released on 2 June 2014 in the United Kingdom and 3 June 2014 in the United States through Nettwerk Records. The album was produced by Killing Joke bassist Youth alias Martin Glover.

A teaser trailer for the album was released on 27 March 2014. The track "Hang Up" was released as a single on 8 April 2014 and was accompanied by a music video. The remixed version track will also released as limited 7" Record Store Day single, with the b-side track "I’m On Your Side". Murphy will be embarking a North American tour in 2014 in support of the album.

It was his first album to chart on the US Billboard 200 since his 1992 album, Holy Smoke.

Lion (Australasian company)

Lion is a beverage and food company that operates in Australia and New Zealand and produces and markets a range of beer, wine, cider, RTDs, spirits & major dairy player (plain and flavoured milks, yogurts, cheese, juice and soy products).

Lion was formed in October 2009 under the name ‘Lion Nathan National Foods’, when Kirin Holdings Company Limited purchased brewer Lion Nathan and merged the business with National Foods which it owned since 2007.

In 2011, the company changed its name to Lion. With National Foods becoming a subsequent subsidiary called Lion Dairy & Drinks (based in Melbourne). The company employs over 7000 people.

The company was formed in 1988 with the merger of LD Nathan & Co and Lion Breweries, and was listed on both the Australian and New Zealand Stock Exchanges under the symbol LNN. On 17 September 2009, Lion Nathan shareholders overwhelmingly voted to accept a 100% takeover offer by Kirin. The takeover was implemented on 21 October 2009, and the company was delisted.

Lion (2015 film)

Lion is a 2015 Telugu psychological thriller film produced by Rudrapati Ramana Rao under SLV cinema banner, directed by Satyadev. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna, Trisha Krishnan, Radhika Apte in the lead roles. Music is handled by Mani Sharma. The movie is a debut of director Satyadev. A first look teaser of the movie was released on 31 December 2014 on the occasion of new year. The audio released on 8 April 2015, and the film released on 14 May 2015. The film opened to positive to mixed reviews from critics with much criticism drawn towards Balakrishna look and styling. However it ended commercially successful in contrast with collections over budget.

Usage examples of "lion".

But Aganippe wanted to face down this lion on her own, with the least amount of helpful interference.

Goddess was the lead female of Goddess Pride -- a friend and companion ever since Aganippe was old enough to mix with the lions.

Robert succeeded in soothing him -- and the poor old lion is very quiet on the whole, roaring softly, to beguile the time, in Latin alcaics against his wife and Louis Napoleon.

You talked about not letting the public get free looks at Madame Alp, but everywhere on the road people are looking at the lion for free.

Amigas, amigos, I wish I had had the courage of a lion, the strength of a tiger.

I would like you to meet my sister, Tulie of the Aurochs Hearth, headwoman of the Lion Camp.

Tulie and Barzec would be willing to adopt Jondalar to the Aurochs Hearth, and Nezzie and I want you to become a daughter of the Lion Hearth.

Swift and sure, at ten yards off, his arrow rushed through the body of the driver, and then, with a roar as of the leaping lion, he sprang like an avenging angel into the midst of the astonished ruffians.

Bacchus voudrait bien ne pas avoir repris la peau de lion et la massue.

Mountain Lion up the valley of the Nile, until they came to el Baban, The Gates, and found the Saracen host drawn up for battle in the gut of the low sandy hills.

Out came a great company of Bandogs and mastifes, more fit to pul down bears and lions than me, whom when I beheld I thought verily I should presently die : but I turned myself about, and ranne as fast as ever I might to the stable from whence I came.

It came shooting through the foam just like a beaching canoe and as it dragged itself up the sand a sound like the far off roar of a lion came echoing along the cliffs.

The beisa is one of the most aggressive antelopes in Africa, capable of killing even a fully grown lion with its long rapier horns.

Looks like one more poor Irish bogman is down and out in front of the mighty British lion.

Ears are the best trophy you can take from a man, not as good as the skin of a blackmaned lion or the great bossed hams of a buffalo, but better than the scalp.