Lion's provider

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Lion's provider a popular name for the jackal, supposed to attend upon the lion: any humble friend or follower
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. lion—L. leon-em—Gr. leōn; Ger. löwe.

Usage

In literature:

People often declare that the jackals are the lion's providers; but such is all nonsense.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
Provided she had the lion's share of Poland, Catherine was indifferent to the success of Jacobinism.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
From this survey of the field of Celtic folk-tales it is clear that Ireland and Scotland provide the lion's share.
"Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales" by Various
Paris would, of course, provide the lion's share; but there would be plenty of material to collect in other capitals.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
The Resort or Spa that could provide the most amusement would get the lion's share.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions
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In poetry:

Like hunters who compass the African jungle,
Where slumbers Numidia's lion by day,
They falter and pale, looking back at each other,
And some, in their falsehood, to Providence pray!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

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The Elburn Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a great thank you to the Lion's Club for the wonderful pork chop dinner provided to our community.
A North Carolina produce supplier that provides produce to select Food Lion and Reid?s stores is expanding a recent recall of Athena cantaloupes .
Today's Cliff Avril-T. Lang matchup provides intrigue in Lions-Packers game.
Madden, International President of Lions Club s recently honored five local Lions Members for the years of service which they have provided to Lions International and to the local Lions Club .
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