Tiger-footed

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Tiger-footed Hastening to devour; furious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tiger-footed Swift as a tiger; hastening to devour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Tiger-footed (Shak.) hastening to devour, fierce and rapacious
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tigre—L. tigris—Gr. tigris—Zend. tighri, an arrow, whence the river Tigris.

Usage

In literature:

Every day he looked at the tiger's foot, and the third day it was quite healed.
"Indian Fairy Tales"
They leaped upon each other with the fierceness of tigers, and fought hand to hand and foot to foot with bayonets and knives.
"The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley" by James Otis
I have only been out after tiger on foot on one occasion.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
They found the tiger lying dead at the foot of the hillock.
"Bengal Dacoits and Tigers" by Maharanee Sunity Devee
Shooting tigers on foot?
"Mr. Isaacs" by F. Marion Crawford
Estimate of danger of tiger shooting on foot.
"Gold, Sport, And Coffee Planting In Mysore" by Robert H. Elliot
Tiger sat on his haunches at the foot of the maple, setting up a slow, steady bark.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
Every day he looked at the tiger's foot, and the third day it was quite healed.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
At length we reached a village at the foot of this commanding range, and asked for tigers.
"Oriental Encounters" by Marmaduke Pickthall
The yellow-and-black of the tiger appeared thus, from head to foot.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
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In news:

The Tigers' Ryan Raburn drove in three runs when his one-out double high off the 14-foot wall in left center cleared the bases.
A suicidal man leaped from a moving monorail at the Bronx Zoo yesterday to reach its dangerous tiger den, where he became a chew toy for a predatory beast who severed the man's foot in a.
View full size Tyler Kennedy of Mobile caught this 14-foot, 948.6-pound tiger shark on Saturday to lead the Outcast Mega Shark Tournament out of Pensacola.
He had a set of foot-long canine teeth that put him in league with the famously pointy-toothed sabertoothed tiger.
A California woman is recovering after coming face to face with a 12-foot tiger shark while swimming off the coast of Hawaii.
Stops include the Aquarium 's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface.
Engineering students built an almost 30-foot tall Clemson Tiger, only to burn it down.
Shaw aggravated a sprained foot last week for the Gamecocks (No 12, No 13) and practiced sparingly before Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Pudge Rodriguez is out of the Tiger lineup tonight, with a sore left foot.
Tom Kennedy said he started swimming for his life after a 10-foot tiger shark took a bite out of his left leg.
In 2003, Bethany Hamilton a champion surfer , is attacked while surfing by 14-foot tiger shark, which severs her left arm.
Hamilton, then 13, lost her left arm when a 14-foot tiger shark ripped it off while she was surfing with friends in Hawaii.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior has six catches for 54 yards and a touchdown this season in the Tigers' run oriented offense.
Kiel, a 6-foot-4, 220-pounder and one of the top-rated prospects in the nation, committed to LSU on Dec 27, choosing the Tigers over Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.
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